Course syllabus Z15-0056-B - Protection Against Natural Catastrophes (FZKI - SS 2018/2019)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Protection Against Natural Catastrophes
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Semester: Landscape Engineering - bachelor (elective), 4. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
Course credit: practical project, semester thesis (essay)

To obtain marking as A - excelent must be obtained at least 93 points, for marking as B - very good must be obtained at least 86 points, for marking as C – good must be obtained at least 79 points, for marking as D - satisfactory must be obtained at least 72 points, and for marking as E – sufficient must be obtained at least 64 points. Student obtains a course-credit for subject in the case of marking from A to E.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
To introduce sudents to the mechanism of origin, forecasting and mitigation of natural disasters.
Course contents:
Overview of main natural disasters and their consequences. The situation in the disaster risk threatening, protection organization of population and individual responsibilities of the state organizations (CP). Quantifying the harmful potential. The causes and course of earthquakes. Formation and distribution of floods and protection against them. Formation and distribution of avalanches and protection against them. Landslides, their causes and protection against them. Wind storms and protection against them. The occurrence of long periods of drought and ways of ensuring water in depressed areas. Disasters caused by extra-terrestrial causes. Historical overview of cosmic origin disasters. Legislation relating to the protection of populations against natural disasters.
Recommended or required reading:
HADAČ, E. Ekologické katastrofy. Vydavateľstvo Horizont, Praha 1987. 216 s.
KABINA, P.: Ochrana proti prírodným katastrofám. Učebné texty pre všetky formy vzdelávania. Nitra: SPU 2001. - 82 s. ISBN: 80-7137-898-4
KUKAL, Z. - POŠMOURNÝ, K. Přírodní katastrofy a rizika. Příspěvek geologie k ochraně lidí a krajiny před přírodními katastrofami. Česká geologická služba. MŽP ČR, Edice Planeta 2005 odborný časopis pro životní prostředí
REICHARDT, H. Prírodné katastrofy. Edícia Poznaj svet. Vydavateľstvo Amfora, s.r.o. 1994. 48 s.
ŠIMKO, Š.- BABÍK, J. Hromadné nešťastia, medicína katastrof. Vydavateľstvo Osveta, Martin 1997. ISBN 80-88824-65-6, 248 s.

Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 187

23,0 %
19,3 %
21,4 %16,6 %18,7 %
1,0 %
Name of lecturer(s):
prof. Ing. Peter Halaj, CSc. (examiner, lecturer, person responsible for course, tutor)
Ing. Beáta Novotná, PhD., Ing.-Paed.IGIP (instructor, lecturer)
Last modification: 15. 1. 2018
prof. Ing. Peter Halaj, CSc. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Helena Barošková on 01/15/2018.

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