Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- The nature, distribution and mechanisms involved in different types of geohazards.
- Hazard monitoring (methods) and hazard assessment.
- Hazard risks and hazard mitigation
- Different type of geohazards (earth hazards and shallow geohazards).
- Physical and geochemical processes involved in different types of geohazards
- An appreciation of the societal consequences of geological hazards.
The module introduces students to the basic theory for the creation and the existence of different kind of geohazards (earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, landslides (terrestrial and submarine), rockslides and falls, flooding, and climate change), the monitoring, the risk assessment, and hazard zonation mapping. It facilitates the understanding of primary and secondary effects on the environment and society by discussing specific examples and case studies from different localities around the world.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Formal Lectures: will provide the basic theory underlying geological hazards.
Web-based learning: will exemplify the theory and provide you with an opportunity to complete hazard zonation evaluations.
A wide range of support can be provided for those students who have further or specific learning and teaching needs.
|Total study time||150|
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External