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317.610.81 Risk Policy, Management and Communication

Health Policy and Management
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Mary Fox
Course Instructors:

317.600.01 Introduction to the Risk Sciences and Public Policy and Introduction to Online Learning.


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 Objectives:

Information not required for this course type

  1. Select and present scientific data to inform the policy development and decision-making
  2. Prepare a health risk policy case study distinguishing among relevant policy options
  3. Practice good risk communication skills
  4. 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.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

To confirm student has met pre-requisites.

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