The Higher Professional Technical Course in Risks and Civil Protection aims to assess and manage natural and technological risks and to intervene in situations of crisis, emergency and public safety.
The proposed course aims to equip technicians with: Knowledge of basic life and earth science and its application in instruments and processes for the analysis and modelling of the structure and functioning of environmental and territorial systems.
Proficiency in assessing, strategizing and overseeing risks—whether natural, technological, or social. This includes formulating both broad and specific mitigation strategies, undertaking relevant studies, devising emergency and safety initiatives and performing safety assessments. All of these skills focus on safeguarding individuals, assets and crucial infrastructure in line with European and national standards.
Skills and abilities to intervene in crisis situations, emergencies and in promoting public safety and territorial qualification (organisation of civil protection, team leadership, selection and use of procedures and equipment, issues related to first aid and assistance).
Innovative attitudes towards organisation models and risk prevention tools and behaviour in imminent crisis or emergency situations, raising society and community awareness, as well as holding agents accountable for risk management.
Knowledge of the organisation and institutional framework (integrated system of emergency and safety networks in Portugal / national civil protection system).
Analytical and conceptual skills required to devise smart models related to management. This encompasses considerations of environmental assessment, cultural, social, economic and financial recovery following serious or catastrophic events, with a focus on risk management, safety and local civil protection.