Cornwall College

FdSc Emergency Sector Leadership and Management

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Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • CORC1013C Personal and Employability Skills Development

      This module is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop themselves in terms of their personal and employability skills.

    • CORD1032 Managing the Media and Public Expectations

      Public perceptions and expectations of the emergency sector are due in part to the activity of the media and the legislative requirements such as the Data Protection and Human Rights Acts. This module will examine models of media management and the public expectation through the study of key management and media relation theories. Social media platforms use by the sector and the public during different phases of emergencies will also be examined.

    • CORD1033 Public Sector and the Communities

      This module examines the importance of the relationship between and the impact and evaluation of policy change on the Emergency Sector and the Communities they serve. It is extremely important that the public sector engages with their communities, which will help strengthen communities through their involvement with policy design and planning. Citizenship issues within communities will be examined with an emphasis on how they are defined, constructed and how they evolve.

    • CORD1034 Leadership, Management and Communications

      This module will explore both the theories of leadership, management and communication, as well as the practical nature of public and emergency sector leadership, management and communications in order to provide a working knowledge of the way in which these topics interact with the requirements placed upon the role and enable staff to carry out their duties as effectively as possible.

    • CORD1035 Research Skills and Secondary Analysis

      This module is designed to develop the student¿s academic study skills and knowledge of the underpinning principles of research design and data analysis. Students will also examine and analyse existing research from industry sources and identify future continuing research opportunities.

    • CORD1036 Psychology

      This module introduces the cognitive dissonance of working within the emergency sector, and the interaction between its staff and members of the public. The emergency sectors are trained to deal with all manner of potentially horrific incidents, the public are not, and any incident could be their first contact in their lifetime. The module seeks to address this issue through the introduction psychological theory.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • CORD2068 Managing Incidents and Emergency Situations

    • CORD2078 Research Project

    • CORD2083 Emergency Sector Interoperability

      This module will carry out an in depth examination of the historical difficulties of joint working practices within the emergency sector. It will examine the theory and rationale behind the introduction of interoperability into the working practices of the emergency sector, and the Government drive for greater joint working and common practices between the different agencies that make up the emergency sector.

    • CORD2084 Standards in Public Life

      The student will study the principles underpinning the standards expected of persons in public life; the potential hazards of the holding of public office; the philosophical and ethical theories that inform decision making in public office; and the pitfalls associated with failing to maintain those appropriate standards.

    • CORD2085 Risk Identification and Management

      Theories of risk management (Blanchard / Drennan & McConnell) and how they are applied within the arena of the emergency sector will be examined, risk identification and management within the emergency sector are primarily managed through the auspices of the Local Resilience Forum and the National Risk Register and these processes will be examined and discussed.

    • CORD2086 Field Exercise

      This module will be a `final¿ application and practice surrounding many of the modules and theories examined during the course. It will consist of students participating in an exercise of several days¿ duration off site and in company with representatives of the emergency services and other agencies linked to the content of the exercise. It will practice planning, briefing, process and evaluation aspects of an emergency.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

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