EMG102 Emergency Decision Making (8)

In this subject, students will analyse the decision making processes used by emergency management professionals in managing emergency situations. Through the exercise of reflective practice, students will be further equipped in their approach to critical decision making as emergency management practitioners dealing with the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery aspects of emergency management.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Manly Campus
Session 2 (60)
Manly Campus
Session 3 (90)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMG102. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of decision making within the context of managing emergency situations
  • be able to explain the various models of decision making, concentrating on those applicable to time critical, emergency situations
  • be able to describe the theory and concepts of decision making
  • be able to identify factors that hinder or help decision making under stress


This subject will cover the following topics:

- decision making in the context of managing emergency situations
- decision theory
- reflective practice and strategies for critical reflection
- case study analyses


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.