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317.600.81 INTRODUCTION TO THE RISK SCIENCES AND PUBLIC POLICY

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
Internet
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Robin Dranbauer
Course Instructor:

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Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning course

Description:

Provides an introduction to the basic paradigm for quantitative risk assessment and illustrates its application in the public policy process using case studies. Examines risk assessment in a broad societal context, considering social, economic, and political factors that affect risk decision-making; evolution of risk assessment; and the use of risk assessment in regulatory processes. Students complete a risk assessment exercise.

Methods of Assessment:

participation in discussion groups and final assignment

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

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