|Degree Code:||I48||Degree Name:||POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN NATURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT|
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Society and its life support systems are increasingly suffering from impacts of disasters. These disasters result from combinations of vulnerable environments and hazards through human failure to take the necessary mitigation and remediation measures. These measures were rigorously expounded by the United Nations proclamation and activities spearheaded by the International Decade of Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR). With growing population and unplanned human settlement, more and more people are being put in harm’s way of disaster. The need therefore to build capacities for disaster management through training and education is urgent hence the introduction of the Postgraduate Diploma Programme in Natural and Environmental Disaster Management.
The Postgraduate Diploma Programme is intended to prepare candidates for senior positions in dealing with disasters and thus enhancing opportunities for sustainable development.
The students will be exposed to the principles of natural and environmental disasters and their disruptive impacts. Emphasis will be placed on strategies for prevention of disasters and also of recovery from a physical perspective.
The main objective of the programme is to provide training and equip those pursuing the diploma to undertake effective planning and management tasks in disaster reduction programmes. The programme will bring into focus the multi-disciplinarity and inter-sectoral nature of disaster management.
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The final diploma award shall be Postgraduate Diploma in Natural and Environmental Disaster Management shall be classified into Distinction, Credit or Pass based on the overall average score. The postgraduate diploma shall be graded as follows:
Distinction 70 - 100
Credit 60 - 69
Pass 50 - 59
Fail 0 - 49
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A candidate may be exempted from some course units and credit transferred from institutions recognized by senate subject to the following conditions.
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|Semester: Non Specified|
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|SGL 601||Disasters And Their Classifications||45||View Description|
Disasters And Their Classifications Description
Classifications and topology of disasters. Types, causes and impact of disasters. Extreme natural events and their risks; earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, mass movements, storms, pest and insect infestations, wildfires, floods and droughts/famine. Human-induced environmental hazards: land-use practices, human settlement and population pressure on natural resources, social marginalization and poverty.
|SGL 602||Vulnerability To Disasters||45||View Description|
Vulnerability To Disasters Description
Causes of natural and anthropogenic disasters, their respective and integrated impacts. Identification of primary, secondary and cascading effects. Extreme climate events and environmental degradation. Prospects for future and raising public awareness. Community based activities.
|SGL 603||Climate Change And Disasters||45||View Description|
Climate Change And Disasters Description
Impact of climate change and desertification, soil bio-diversity and potable water. The changes in the global and regional water balance. Impact of the greenhouse effect. Implications of sea level rise. Regional effects of El Nino and La Nina. Emissions of carbon dioxide and other trace gases into the atmosphere; Strategies for their reduction. Accumulation and effects of carbon dioxide and trace gases in urban centers.
|SGL 604||Disaster Reduction Concept||45||View Description|
Disaster Reduction Concept Description
Possibilities and constraints of disaster mitigation. Levels of mitigation: global, regional, local and project levels. Disaster prevention and risk, acceptance. Disaster-resistant settlement and construction methods. Non-structural measures of disaster prevention; urban and land-use planning measures, insurance covers and pre-disaster evacuation.
|SGL 605||Disasters And Mitigation Measures||45||View Description|
Disasters And Mitigation Measures Description
Risk analysis, hazard monitoring and assessment, and vulnerability analysis and risk assessment. Quantification of potential and actual losses in disasters, and eventual reinvestment after the disasters. Early warning and emergency planning. Self-help strategies among local communities. Remote sensing and satellite communication as tools in disaster management.
|SGL 606||Environmental Geoscience||45||View Description|
Environmental Geoscience Description
Earth processes and materials affecting the environment. Renewable and non-renewable resources. Environmental aspects of pollution. Impact of mining and resource exploitation on the environment. Site selection and evaluation for engineering agriculture and other purposes.
|SGL 607||Poverty And Disaster Vulnerability||45||View Description|
Poverty And Disaster Vulnerability Description
Linkages between poverty and disasters, primary factors of resources and management systems. Vulnerability causes at micro-level, meso-level and macro-level. Community empowerment for resilience. Public education on disaster mitigation or prevention and response.
|SGL 608||Recovery And Rehabilitation||45||View Description|
Recovery And Rehabilitation Description
Immediate, short-term and long-term needs of disaster victims. Relocation strategies and assembly points. Emergency responses and alert warning. Post-disaster hazards. Mobilization of resources and implementation of rehabilitation and reconstruction. Resettlement programmes for displaced people.
|SGL 609||Project In Disaster Management||45||View Description|
Project In Disaster Management Description
This is a third semester course programme, which entails individual library research on a chosen topic and will last for a period of three months culminating in the production of an examinable dissertation. The candidate shall choose a suitable topic in consultation with the Department. The candidate shall be expected to submit his/her project at the end of the third semester.
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