Courses

RDS 500: Risk Assessment

Introduces the framework of risk assessment, considers its relationship with cost-benefit, decision analysis and other tools for improving environmental decisions. The scientific foundations for risk assessment (epidemiology, toxicology, and exposure assessment) are discussed. The mathematical sciences involved in developing models of dose-response, fate and transport, and the statistical aspects of parameter estimation and uncertainty analysis are introduced. Case studies are used to illustrate various issues in risk assessment and decision making. Course Activities: Lectures, discussions, case studies.
Note: Course required for all Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program students.

Professor: 

John Evans

Season: 

Spring

Days: 

T
Th

Time: 

9:45-11:15

Course ID: 

191111

Research Areas: 

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