Emergency Management

Suc­cess­ful emer­gency man­age­ment pro­grams should have a mul­ti-haz­ard focus and address four key phas­es: mit­i­ga­tion, plan­ning, response and recov­ery. This sem­i­nar pro­vides par­tic­i­pants with knowl­edge and skills to bet­ter pre­pare for and man­age emer­gen­cies. The sem­i­nar iden­ti­fies gen­er­al con­cepts, needs, process­es, and out­comes for effec­tive man­age­ment of emer­gen­cies or crises. Orga­ni­za­tion­al struc­tures, emer­gency roles and func­tions, behav­ior of indi­vid­u­als, and the response and recov­ery process will also be addressed.

Course at a glance
  • Fully online asynchronous course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Aimed at entry-level and practicing health and safety coordinators, professionals, officers, technicians, supervisors, trainers, management, and administrators.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the evolution and context of emergency management in Canada.
  • Identify key Canadian stakeholders and their role in emergency management.
  • Explain the steps and purpose of emergency planning.
  • Define the purpose, content, and application of Emergency Response Plans (ERPs).
  • Identify the purpose of conducting emergency exercises and differentiate between exercises and drills.
  • Identify the issues or concerns inherent in the management of disasters.
  • Compare and contrast Emergency Operation Centres (EOCs) and Command Posts (CPs).
  • Explain the purpose and general concepts inherent to business continuity or resumption.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

  • Required reading material: Introduction to emergency management, 6th edition, Haddow, G., Bullock, J., & Coppola, D. P., 2017.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

When will
this course be offered?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

Course not yet scheduled

This course is not currently scheduled, but may be offered in an upcoming term.

New course schedules are announced each June and November.

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