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Term: 3rd term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Mary Fox
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:

Introduces students to a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods used in hazard identification/characterization, exposure and dose-response assessment for chemical and microbial risk assessments. Students gain experience with selected methods through the assignments including probabilistic exposure assessment modeling, qualitative weight-of-evidence evaluation, and guided review and critique of existing risk analyses. Students learn to identify and evaluate assumptions used to bridge data gaps and to conceptualize and communicate variability and uncertainty. Guest speakers discuss current and emerging issues in chemical and microbial risk assessment and management.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Create, document, and describe a probabilistic exposure assessment model
Recognize and evaluate information gaps and models and assumptions used to fill them
Recognize and describe the influence of variability and uncertainty on risk estimates
Critique risk analyses

Methods of Assessment: Class participation and assignments.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 5:00 - 6:50
  • Wednesday 5:00 - 6:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 30
Instructor Consent: No consent required


Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With: