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Term: 4th term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Mary Fox
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructors:

Provides students with an understanding of how the risk sciences are applied in the formulation and implementation of public health policy in “the real world.” Utilizes a case-study approach in placing science-based risk assessment into broad societal context, which includes consideration of social, economic, and political factors that affect decisions regarding risk policy and management. In addition, students gain an overview of public policy development theory, risk management tools and the application of risk communication principles.

Learning Objective(s):
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Select and present scientific data to inform the policy development and decision-making
Prepare a health risk policy case study distinguishing among relevant policy options
Practice good risk communication skills
Evaluate the influence of economic, social and political factors on health risk policy debates

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on class participation and assignments.
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 30
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

To confirm student has met pre-requisites.

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

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