317.605.81 METHODS IN QUANTITATIVE RISK ASSESSMENT
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.
Upon successful completion of 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
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses. 317.600 and Introduction to On-line learning