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Risk Policy, Management and Communication

4th Term
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Asynchronous Online with Some Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025

317.600 Introduction to the Risk Sciences and Public Policy and Introduction to Online Learning.

Examines the role of the risk sciences in the public policy process. Presents a case study approach to 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. Provides 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. Select and present scientific data to inform the policy development and decision-making processes
  2. Prepare a health risk policy case study distinguishing among relevant policy options
  3. Practice advantageous 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:
  • 85% Assignments
  • 15% Participation