This module aims to explore the political, ethical and social implications to mass disaster management. Students will explore the cultural and societal challenges faced in coordinating an effective disaster response. Students will consider the role of ethical decision making which abides by appropriate policy and legislation in the management of the deceased. 

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield campus

Course structure

Lectures, Group Work, Blended learning

What you will learn

On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Critically assess political and ethical challenges in disaster management
  • Interpret ethical decision making in the community response
  • Evaluate the use and importance of judicial frameworks in mass fatality incidents.
  • Appraise the influence of ethical and cultural approaches to management of the deceased
  • Construct a coordinated approach to management of mass fatality incidents

Core content

  • Policy and politics in mass fatality incident management
  • Ethical management of the community response
  • Management of the deceased
  • Judicial frameworks and legal response in mass fatality incidents
  • Faith, religion and cultural considerations
  • Welfare of workers
  • Case studies

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