Emergency Planning Management

Module code: AE7504

Module co-ordinators: Dr Simon Bennett, Dr Nibedita S Ray-Bennett

In this module we will explore the various dimensions of the subject area, in particular the application of different management techniques to various aspects of incidents. The topics we will explore are deliberately eclectic, from post-traumatic stress disorder to mass evacuation of civilian populations and the use of probabilistic risk assessments in land-use planning decisions.

Topics covered

  • Land use planning: risk assessment and decision-making
  • Command and control of major public gatherings
  • Managing low-intensity crises
  • Urban area evacuation
  • Integrated emergency management in London
  • Disaster inquiries in the United Kingdom
  • Managing post-traumatic stress


  • 4 one-hour lectures


  • Essay (100%)