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Topics in Risk Assessment

East Baltimore
4th term
Health Policy and Management
2 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Hybrid In-person and Synchronous Online
Class Times:
  • Monday,  5:00 - 6:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Robin Dranbauer

317.600, 317.605, 317.610


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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 60% Written Assignment(s)
  • 40% Discussion

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

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. This is the onsite section of a course also held virtually/online. You are responsible for the modality in which you register.