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 availability
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. 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
Assumed Knowledge
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
The 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 you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.