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MPL507 Emergency and Risk Management

DESCRIPTION 

Policing, alongside other allied government services such as ambulance, fire, and rescue teams plays a key leadership role in emergency and risk management incidents. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the centrality of policing leadership in such global risk management situations. The focus of this unit is a critical examination of police as frontline emergency responders where crisis, risk, and dangerousness are constant characteristics as well as the need for decisive decision making and well-established partnerships. The aim of the unit is to enhance leadership capacity by equipping students with the knowledge and skills to play a key role in emergency and risk management situations. 


RELEVANT COURSES 

Master of Police Leadership

Graduate Diploma of Police Leadership

Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership 

Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership (Cybersecurity)


*core unit 


CREDIT POINTS 

10 


DELIVERY MODES 

On campus 

Online 

Mixed mode 


PREREQUISITE OR CO-REQUISITE

MPL400 Advanced Policing and Essential Services 


UNIT LEARNING OUTCOMES 

ULO1 Critically analyse academic literature regarding emergency and risk management in police leadership

ULO2 Demonstrate mastery of the key processes and practices in defined areas of emergency and risk management

ULO3 Discuss and analyse the contextual influences, challenges and strategies for emergency and risk management

ULO4 Develop advanced skills in helping to solve a range of complex advanced policing problems 

ULO5 Synthesise leadership theories and practice in personnel development for emergency and risk management


CONTENT 

  • Introduction to emergency and risk management in police leadership

  • Identifying, analysing, and classifying potential emergency and disaster risks

  • Managing resources and OHS in emergency and risk management

  • IT, intelligence in emergency and risk management

  • Developing key partnerships for emergency and risk management

  • Legal requirements for emergency and risk management


ASSESSMENT METHODS 

  1. Essay – 25% 

  2. Oral Presentation – 25% 

  3. Briefing Report – 50% 


PRESCRIBED TEXT 


Check with the lecturer each semester before purchasing any textbooks.

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