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Risk Policy, Management and Communication

East Baltimore
2nd term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
Course taught on February 10 and February 12, 2019
  • M W,  5:00 - 6:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Robin Dranbauer



Examines the role of the risk sciences in the public policy process. A case study approach presents the broad societal context of risk based decision making, including the scientific, social, economic, legal and political factors that drive the policy process. Provides an overview of risk management tools and the application of risk communication principles and strategies. The goal is to provide an understanding of how the risk sciences are applied in the formulation and implementation of public health risk policy in “the real world.”

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Prepare a health risk policy case study distinguishing among relevant policy options
  2. Select and present scientific data to inform the policy development and decision-making processes
  3. Practice good risk communication skills
  4. Evaluate the influence of economic, social, and political factors on health risk policy debates
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 20% Participation
  • 80% Assignments

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Jointly Offered With: