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Environmental Risk Assessment




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course provides an overview of the basic concepts of human and ecological risk assessment. Students evaluate various components of risk assessment, including human health, environmental, occupational, ecological, and risk management. Significant case studies are used to illustrate the assessment process.


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Week 1

  • Summarize the historical development of the human and ecological risk assessment process.
  • Describe the ecological risk assessment framework.

Week 2

  • Describe the four steps of environmental risk assessment.
  • Evaluate the application of environmental risk analysis.

Week 3

  • Examine the application of risk assessment in occupational environments.
  • Differentiate the application of risk assessment in occupational and non-occupational environments.

Week 4

  • Evaluate the ecological and societal value of natural ecosystems.
  • Analyze the use of probabilistic assessment methods in predicting ecological risks for environmental contaminants.

Week 5

  • Analyze long-term costs and benefits to make decisions based on the economic and social effects of environmental issues.
  • Devise appropriate courses of action based on environmental risk assessments.


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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