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317.615.01 Topics in Risk Assessment

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
4th term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday,  5:00 - 6:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Robin Dranbauer
Course Instructors:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

317.600, 317.605, 317.610

Description:

Uses a case study approach of a selected risk-based public health issue to integrate student’s application of the skills in the risk sciences (risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication).

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify and critically assess key science and policy issues involved in the application of the risk sciences to public health policy decision-making.
  2. Explain strengths and limitations of risk assessment approaches
  3. Identify appropriate risk assessment methods for chemical hazards in air, water, and food
Methods of Assessment:

Participation in discussions (25%), attendance (25%), written assignments (50%)

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

due to enrollment cap, consent required for all students.

For consent, contact:

rdranba1@jhu.edu

Jointly Offered With:
Special Comments:

This is the capstone experience to the four-course sequence required for the Certificate in the Risk Sciences and Public Policy.