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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):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify and analyze key determinants of risk policy initiatives
Apply critical thinking in evaluating the strengths and limitations of utilizing risk assessments to formulate risk management policy
Improve their ability to communicate the public health risks to decision-makers, the media and the public

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.

For consent, contact:

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: