Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e dell'Ambiente - Guida degli insegnamenti (Syllabus)


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Seat Scienze
A.A. 2016/2017
Credits 6
Hours 48
Period 2^ semestre
Language ENG
U-gov code SM03 5S201


Knowledge of topics of the Civil Protection Legislation

Development of the course

There will be provided  lectures (6 credits, 48 hours) and participation in exercises/events in the field of civil protection. Some lectures are prepared and presented with the support of civil protection experts. Each year the students, organized in small groups or individually, will prepare reports on civil protection issues.

Learning outcomes

The course enables students to acquire the basic knowledge on the theory and methodology of intervention on which the system of civil protection bases its actions in emergency management, with particular reference to the characterizing features of the different rescue components and to the preliminary emergency planning activities.
It allows also students knowledge about: the main issues related to the different risk scenarios, natural and anthropogenic (seismic, geological, industrial, CBRN / nuclear, biological, chemical, radiological, fire fighting forest fires, and transport, ...), the most significant and characteristic activities of civil protection (such as information to the people, the resilience, the procedures for alerting, education and training) and the Civil Protection European Mechanism.

Ability to apply the knowledge:
The student must acquire the following professional skills: ability to perform analysis of emergency events, to understand what types of activities actually put in place during the emergency phase, on the basis of the knowledge acquired, and taking into account that every emergency manifests its own magnitude and different characteristics.

Soft skills:
The comparison with civil protection experts and the activity of reporting help the student to improve both the learning capacity and judgment independently, both the communication skills that also stems from teamwork.


Content (6 CFU, 48 hours):
Historical evolution of the concept of emergency management.
The emergency phase: from planning to operations.
Types of emergency.
The “Augustus Method”.
Intervention models.
Simulations and updating of emergency plans.
The phases of alarm. The first aid and the emergency response. The centers of the emergency.
The Mayor, civil protection authority.
Use of the Operational Centers and the management of communications and information.
Information to the population before, during and after the emergency.
Damage assessment. Implementation of administrative and financial management of the emergency.
Telecommunication systems and logistics in an emergency.
The phases of the recovery and the assistance: the restoration of normality.
Ordinary and special emergency management.
The European Civil Protection Mechanism.
Emergency in the countries adhering to the European Mechanism and in third countries.
Examples of emergency management.
There is provided the participation in a regional civil protection exercise, finalized to the updating of a municipal emergency plan and to the activation of the regional system of civil protection.
Lectures by experts in the field of "forest fire fighting" and of the training projects for civil protection. 
Visit the SOUP (Operations Room Unified Permanent) of the Marche Region.

Development of the examination

Methods for assessing learning outcomes:
the student exposes during class, individually and/or in small groups, agreed annually reports.
The examination is conducted in oral form, designed both to verify the knowledge of the student of the activities characterizing the models of intervention of the civil protection system and the other to the analysis of emergency events to identify the steps to be implemented in phase of emergency management.

Criteria for assessing learning outcomes:
In the oral exam the student must demonstrate knowledge of principles and methods of emergency civil protection activities, as well as to have acquired basic knowledge about the main issues related to different risk scenarios.

Criteria for measuring learning outcomes:
The rating is assigned thirty. The exam is passed when the grade is greater than or equal to 18. It is expected to be awarded the highest marks with honors (30 cum laude).

Criteria for conferring final mark:
The rating is given by summing the evaluation of the oral test and the relations (the latter up to a maximum of two points). Praise is attributed when the score obtained from the previous sum exceeds the value 30 and meanwhile the student has demonstrated full mastery of the subject.

Recommended reading

- Lecture notes.
- “La nuova protezione civile”, 1a edition 2013, Maggioli Editore

  • Sostenibilit√† ambientale e protezione civile

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