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This course examines community resilience from a systems perspective, embracing governments, private, nonprofit, and civic roles.  Presents research, case studies, and strategies for policy planning and implementation. The course also provides an understanding of how community members respond to the need to prepare for, endure, and recover from disasters; and the ability to utilize multiple communication methods to help community members before, during, and after these emergencies. 

This courses will be taught by Arizona State University as part of the PluS Alliance. The course will be taught fully online.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Summer Term, Term 2



Delivery Mode

Fully online

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: Students who are not enrolled in a postgraduate program in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine will need to provide approval from their program authority and the approval of the course convenor to

Course Outline

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