Faculty of Arts


POLITICS 731

Special Topic: Conflict Zone Humanitarian Practice


Description

The course offers a unique opportunity to study the challenges and practical solutions required to operate in conflict-affected regions of the world. Students will work with industry practitioners who are directly engaged in the delivery of conflict zone humanitarian assistance.

This year the course will be taught by Mike Seawright, the head of the international humanitarian organisation ReliefAid.

Key subject areas to be covered as part of the course include:

Practice and principles
Investigate the role of state and non-state actors in the delivery of humanitarian assistance as well as the underlying principles associated with operating in active conflict zones.

Insecure setting and conflict zone humanitarian security management?
Develop a practical understanding of conflict zone humanitarian security management and standard operating procedures (SoP’s). Research, design and implement a security standard operating plan (SoP).

Mass casualty management
Develop a practical understanding of medical mass casualty management. Design and implement a medical mass casualty plan.

Conflict zone humanitarian interventions
Develop an operational understanding of the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

Situational analysis and data management
Develop an understanding of situational analysis and humanitarian intervention data collection, management and use.

Media management and external messaging
Develop practical skills in the preparation and delivery of external advocacy messages.

Availability 2018

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Thomas Gregory
Dr Chris Wilson

Points

POLITICS 731: 15.0 points

Corequisites

POLITICS 700 and POLITICS 773

Restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in the Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies.


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