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Topics in Risk Assessment

East Baltimore
4th Term
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Monday, 5:00 - 6:30pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Mary Fox
Contact Email
Frequency Schedule
Every Year

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:
  • 50% Participation
  • 25% Mock Science Advisory Board Session
  • 25% Weekly Discussion Forum Posts
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.