Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)
EMERGENCY AND DISASTER MANAGEMENTVBR225

Higher education credits: 15. Grading scale: UG. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VBR225 overlap following cours/es: VBR220, TFRU01, VBR220, TFRU01, VBR220, TFRU01 och VBR220. Optional for: BI4, RH4. Course coordinator: Marcus Abrahamsson, marcus.abrahamsson@brand.lth.se, Brandteknik och riskhantering. Prerequisites: Minimum 120 study points. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 15. The number of participants is limited to 40 Selection criteria: Credits remaining for the degree. Assessment: Oral individual examination and approved individual assignments and group projects. The group project shall be reported both orally and in writing. The written report shall follow the Department of Safety Engineering's regulations regarding assignments at Level II, (http://www.brand.lth.se/utbild/inuppgkrav.pdf). Home page: http://www.brand.lth.se/?id=VBR225.

Aim

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents

Literature
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