EMG208 Post Impact Disaster Management (16)

In this subject students will enhance their understanding of current emergency operations management and specifically what actions could be taken during the impact and post impact phases of any emergency/disaster to enhance the management of an emergency/disaster event. This subject analyses how an actual emergency/disaster was managed and enables the identification of appropriate changes or initiatives that could be enacted to enhance the future management of a similar emergency/disaster event. The subject also analyses the specific actions that should be taken during the post impact phase of an emergency/disaster event to facilitate its effective management.


Session 2 (60)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMG208. 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 identify the impacts that stress and trauma have on victims, emergency workers and individuals and identify appropriate interventions;
  • be able to analyse and evaluate the management of an emergency event in the post impact phase;
  • be able to examine and analyse emergency management planning, response, and recovery practices; and
  • be able to explain and apply the relevant legal, ethical, and governance requirements.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Warning systems
  • Legislation and regulations
  • Search and rescue
  • Triage and casualty care
  • Disaster victim identification and coronial inquiry
  • Critical incident stress management
  • Community services
  • Recovery and restoration of a community
  • Hypothetical assessment

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EMG208 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Project definition and annotated bibliography
Major project report

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.