Courses Details

EHS593: Risk Assessment For Decision-making

  • Graduate level
  • Online MPH only
  • This is a second year course for Online students
  • Fall term(s) for online MPH students;
  • 2 credit hour(s) for online MPH students;
  • Instructor(s): Simone Charles (Online MPH);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: Successful completion of PUBHLTH 514 is preferred
  • Description: Risk assessment estimates the risks of environmental factors to human health and integrates knowledge from various disciplines. Understanding the nature and extent of environmental hazard exposures, combined with other scientific evidence including uncertainties, would allow public health practitioners to create and support responsible risk management and policy decisions.
  • Learning Objectives: a. Define risk assessment and explain the key concepts and principles in risk assessment.. b. Evaluate exposure assessment and how acceptable levels of exposure are determined across communities, with specific emphasis on environmental justice communities. c. Characterize and assess environmental risks in various communities accounting for variables, sensitivities, and uncertainties. d. Discuss the use of risk assessment for risk management decision-making for promoting health of communities (specifically disparate communities).
Simone Charles