342-0628/01 – Crisis Management in Air Transport (KMvLD)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of TransportCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Vladimír Smrž, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Vladimír Smrž, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2009/2010Year of cancellation2012/2013
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HRA56 Josef Hranický
SMR46 doc. Ing. Vladimír Smrž, Ph.D.
VOL10 prof. Ing. Rudolf Volner, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The subject´s goal is to achieve the necessary competencies and understanding of the inevitability of crisis situations as a part of the operation of hazardous activities and the need to find optimal ways to deal with these situations to implement lessons learned into their own working practice.

Teaching methods



Managing emergencies in the transit environment involves numerous diverse activities which may be performed by transit operations, transit police, safety, security, or risk management departments, or by an emergency coordinator, whose job is devoted to developing, monitoring, and maintaining emergency policies, procedures, and specifications.

Compulsory literature:

Volpe National Transportation Systems Centre: Critical Incident Management Guidelines. Cambridge, 1998. Available at: http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/security/FinalCrisisManagementGuidelines.pdf

Recommended literature:

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements



Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Human performance under stress 2. Common signs and symptoms of stress reactions 2.1. Physical symptoms 2.2. Cognitive symptoms 2.3. Emotional symptoms 2.4. Behavioral symptoms 3. Critical events 3.1. Definition of critical events 3.2. Examples of critical events 4. Phase of crisis management 4.1. Debriefing 4.2. Defusing 4.3. Demobilization 4.4. Field Support 5. Services provided by the CM 6. The role of the CM 7. Individual symptoms and the possibility of help

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2010/2011 Winter semester, validity until: 2012/2013 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 35  15
        Examination Examination 65  16 3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2012/2013 (N2301) Mechanical Engineering (2301T003) Transport Equipment and Technology (40) Air Transport P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (N2301) Mechanical Engineering (2301T003) Transport Equipment and Technology (40) Air Transport P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (N2301) Mechanical Engineering (2301T003) Transport Equipment and Technology (40) Air Transport P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner

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