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180.654.81 NANOTECHNOLOGY RISK ANALYSIS

Term: 4th term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Ronald White
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
Description:

Provides an overview of the issues and approaches in the application of environmental health risk assessment, risk management and risk perception/communication concepts to the use of engineered nanomaterials in technology and products.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe how the fundamental principles of risk assessment, risk management and risk communication interrelate with nanotechnologies in a societal context
Identify key issues and approaches to assessing and managing the health and environmental impacts of nanotechnologies
Analyze and articulate the application of risk analysis approaches to nanotechnology, including risk-risk and risk-benefit issues

Methods of Assessment: Grading for the course will be based on the following components: final paper (40%); presentation (35%); and class participation (25%). Class participation will be assessed on both a qualitative and quantitative basis.
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 50
Enrollment Restriction: Undergraduate student enrollment is limited to upper level (4th year) students, with permission of the instructor required.
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Undergraduate student enrollment is limited to upper level (4th year) students, with permission of the instructor required.

For consent, contact: rwhite@jhsph.edu
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses. and Introduction to the Risk Sciences and Public Policy (317.600)

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With: