Introduction to the Risk Sciences and Public Policy
- 3rd term
- Health Policy and Management
- 4 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2019 - 2020
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.
Provides an introduction to the basic paradigm for quantitative risk assessment and illustrates its application in the public policy process using case studies. Examines risk assessment in a broad societal context, considering social, economic, and political factors that affect risk decision-making; evolution of risk assessment; and the use of risk assessment in regulatory processes. Students complete a risk assessment exercise.
- Learning Objectives:
- Achieve a general understanding of the concept of quantitative risk assessment and its application to public health problems
- Identify the elements of a quantitative risk assessment, utilizing the general framework developed by the National Research Council
- Evaluate a report of a quantitative risk assessment and interpret the policy relevance of the findings
- Describe current uses of quantitative risk assessment in policy-making
- Methods of Assessment:
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 10% Participation
- 40% Homework
- 50% Exam(s)
- Instructor Consent:
Consent required for some students
- Consent Note:
Undergrads can register but must obtain instructor permission.
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- Jointly Offered With: