About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for INTRODUCTION TO THE RISK SCIENCES AND PUBLIC POLICY (317.600.01), a course offered by the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Course Description

Provides an introduction to the basic paradigm for quantitative risk assessment and illustrates its application in the public policy process using case studies. Examines risk assessment in a broad societal context, considering social, economic, and political factors that affect risk decision-making; evolution of risk assessment; and the use of risk assessment in regulatory processes. Students complete a risk assessment exercise.

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Course Learning Objectives

• Achieve a general understanding of the concept of quantitative risk assessment and its application to public health problems • Identify the elements of a quantitative risk assessment, utilizing the general framework developed by the National Research Council • Evaluate a report of a quantitative risk assessment and interpret the policy relevance of the findings • Understand current uses of quantitative risk assessment in policy-making

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Course Time

Mon Wed   5:00 PM to 6:50 PM

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Course Faculty
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Intended Audience

students across the school interested in Risk

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class participation and assignments.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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Administrative Contact

Robin Dranbauer
E-mail: rdranbau@jhsph.edu

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