Course Title : Disaster and Health Risk Management for Liveable City

Code 10F382
Course Year Master Course
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Intensive course (2 weeks)
Location Meeting room at Research Bldg. No.5
Credits 2
Restriction 30 students, priority for DRC course students
Lecture Form(s) Relay Lecture
Language English
Instructor Kiyono, Koyama, Kikuchi,Mitani, Fujii, Kawasaki,,Ando, Teo,

Course Description

Various types of disasters constantly attack to Asian countries, and those countries sometimes are very vulnerable to the natural disasters and health risk. The interdisciplinary approach of engineering and medical science is indispensable to construct disaster-resilient countries. The 2011 Tohoku earthquake was one of the worst disasters in recent Japanese history. However many lessons to mitigate and manage the disaster are learnt from the event. In order to solve the related issues, the course provides selected topics about natural disaster, disaster-induced human casualty, emergency response, urban search and rescue, emergency medical service, principle of behavior based on neuroscience, urban search and rescue, reconstruction and rehabilitation policy, social impact of disaster, transportation management, logistics during earthquake disaster and so on.


Course work assignments and reports

Course Goals

Course aims to foster international leaders who are able to solve and manage problems concerned about natural disaster, disaster mitigation, health and environmental issues, logistics and amenity for constructing liveable city.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Guidance and Group Work 2
Earthquake disaster and human casualty 1
Earthquake protection and emergency responses 1
Human brain function and behavior 1
Disaster medicine and epidemiology 1
Resilient society 1
Transition of the design for amenity in the river-front 1
Concern that elderly people in rural area have over health and mobility 1
Differences in logistics and humanitarian logistics 1
Unique challenges of humanitarian logistics 1
Advancement on humanitarian logistics 1
Achievement evaluation 1


Textbook for the course is provided by the instructor on the first day.


Some literatures would be introduced by professors.


No special knowledge and techniques are necessary.

Independent Study Outside of Class

Web Sites

Consortium for International Human Resource Development for Disaster-Resilient Countrie, Kyoto University

Additional Information

Contact person: Prof.Kiyono <