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Course Name
Turkish Birey&Toplumun Afet Eğitimi
English Indivudual and Community Disaster Education
Course Code
AFY 541 Credit Lecture
Semester -
3 3 - -
Course Language Turkish
Course Coordinator Didem Saloğlu Dertli
Course Objectives Introduction to disaster preparedness: Disaster preparedness messages and curriculum, case study of disaster, consequences of hazards and hazard analysis case study. Govermental responses to disasters: organizational inertia, governmental responsibilities and public expectations. Citizen perception of disasters: Citizen perception of risk, citizen disaster denial, disaster mythology, disaster ethics and responsibility. General approach to disaster preparedness education: Preparedness education–implications from research, developing a community profile, high risk populations, disaster and children–impact and coping responses, disaster preparedness training in schools, individual disaster education for children in schools, agencial preparedness for the elderly and people with disabilities, preparedness in high risk residential structures.
Course Description In this course
Impacts of disasters on individuals and communities,
Community-based hazard analysis,
Community disaster and risk perception
Role of local governments on disaster planning,
Community disaster preparedness and planning
Successful sustainable education programs are discussed.
Course Outcomes A successful student will be able,
to understand impacts of disasters on individuals and communities,
to know community-based hazard analysis,
to understand role of local governments on disaster planning,
to understand community disaster perception
to learn uccessful disaster preparedness planning and how to conduct sustainable education programs
Pre-requisite(s) --
Required Facilities --
Other --
Textbook Alexander, D. Natural Disasters. New York: Chapman and Hall, 1993.
Auf der Heide, E. Disaster Response: Principles of Preparedness and Coordination. St. Louis: CV Mosby Co., 1989.
Drabek, T.E. and Hoetmer, G.J. Emergency Management: Principles and Practice for Local Government. Washington, D.C.: International City Management Association, 1991.
Fischer, H.W. III Response to Disaster: Fact versus Fiction and its Perpetuation. Lanham: University Press of America, 1994.
Noji, E. “The Nature of Disaster: General Characteristics and Public Health Effects. In The Public Health Consequences of Disasters. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
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