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317.600.81
Introduction to the Risk Sciences and Public Policy

Location:
Internet
Term:
3rd term
Department:
Health Policy and Management
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
Contact:
Thomas Burke
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.

Description:

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:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Achieve a general understanding of the concept of quantitative risk assessment and its application to public health problems
  2. Identify the elements of a quantitative risk assessment, utilizing the general framework developed by the National Research Council
  3. Evaluate a report of a quantitative risk assessment and interpret the policy relevance of the findings
  4. 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.

For consent, contact:

tburke1@jhu.edu

Jointly Offered With: