030-0541/01 – Natural Disasters and Coping with Them (PKJR)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Fire ProtectionCredits3
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Pavel Poledňák, PhD.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Pavel Poledňák, PhD.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year1Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2012/2013Year of cancellation2016/2017
Intended for the facultiesFBIIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MAL282 Ing. Lenka Brumarová, Ph.D.
KUT080 Ing. Kristýna Kutilová
OND221 Ing. Jan Ondruch
POL18 prof. Ing. Pavel Poledňák, PhD.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1
Combined Credit and Examination 6+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The subject is one of special subjects focused on obtaining the basic abilities and organizational skills necessary for coping with natural crisis situations and mastering the methods of prevention of these crisis situations. It provides basic information about the origin of the Earth and a possibility of occurrence of natural disasters. It develops students’ abilities to understand and define basic endogenous and exogenous processes, to classify and define natural disasters and to handle the basic principles of protection against natural disasters.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Tutorials

Summary

The subject provides basic information about endogenous and exogenous phenomena occurring on the Earth. It makes students acquainted with the history of natural disasters (case studies).It deals with the description of the origin of earthquakes and slope movements, basic division of these events and with the principles of protection against them. It describes extreme meteorological events, floods and flooding (including extraordinary). It deals with winter climate conditions – ice floods, snow, avalanches, glazed frost. It makes students familiar with the basic methods of localization and suppression of forest and natural fires. It describes climate changes and crises induced by them. It deals with interaction between natural and technological disasters. Prevention of natural disasters, mitigation of consequences and coping with the consequences of natural disasters.

Compulsory literature:

POLEDNAK, P. – ORINCAK, M. (2010): Dealing with Possible Crisis Situations. (in Slovak). University textbook, ZU Zilina, 2010, ISBN 978-80-554-0339-7 HOFRICHTEROVA L. (2003): Earth Science. (in Czech). VSB - TU Ostrava, Regional Centre of Lifelong Education, Ostrava, 71pp.+CD. KELLER,E.A. - DeVECCHIO,D.E.(2011):Natural Hazards: Earths Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes (3rd Edition),ISBN-13:978-0321662644

Recommended literature:

MACURA V. et al.(2002). Stream Regulation (in Slovak), Bratislava: Slovak University of Technology, revised 3rd ed., 2002. 272 pp. ISBN 80-227-1673-1. Directive 2007/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the assessment and management of flood risks. (in Slovak) KNAZOVICKY, L. (1967). Avalanches. (in Slovak). Bratislava: SAV, 1967. MILAN, L. (2006). Avalanches in Mountains of Slovakia. (in Slovak). Bratislava: VEDA, 2006. Living with risik: a global review of disaster reduction initiatives (2004),UNISDR, 429 p.,ISBN/ISSN: 9211010640

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Písemné prověření základních znalostí na cvičeních

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

Written examination of basic knowledge in lessons.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Crisis situations of the natural character 2. General knowledge of the Earth 3. Flood protection 4. Selected flood control activities 5. Slope movements 6. Snow avalanches 7. Earthquakes 8. Rescue of persons from demolished buildings and debris 9. Natural fires 10. Meteorological events 11. Software application in natural crisis situations

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2016/2017 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Praha 1 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Lázně Bohdaneč 1 Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Praha 1 Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Lázně Bohdaneč 1 Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Praha 1 Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Lázně Bohdaneč 1 Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Praha 1 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Lázně Bohdaneč 1 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Praha 1 Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Lázně Bohdaneč 1 Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Příbram 1 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

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