Environmental Health Risk Assessment
Raise your awareness of environmental factors that affect quality of life and human health.Observe interactions between people and the environment, and identify issues that disrupt unity. Help create and retain environments that promote public health.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- integrate national and international concepts, principles and methodologies to critically evaluate environmental hazards
- incorporate diverse methodologies and principles to the appropriate communication of risk and public participation
- apply appropriate methods and techniques for risk management to control exposures to environmental hazards.
- Introduction to environmental health risk assessment; hazard identification
- Dose-response assessment
- Exposure assessment
- Risk characterisation
- Risk management
- Risk evaluation and exposure control
- Risk monitoring
- Risk perception, risk communication and principles of public participation
- Risk perception, risk communication and principles of public participation - II
- Frameworks for risk assessment and risk management
- Environmental health impact assessment
- Uses and limitations of risk assessment and risk management in decision-making. Case studies
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
- CUR-MPH405-Environmental Health Management
No special requirements
This subject will develop students’ knowledge and understanding of hazard identification, dose-response assessment and risk characterisation. Students will implement risk assessments and evaluate hazards based on selected national and international examples. Principles and conduct of environmental health risk assessments form a central part of the subject content, along with concepts of risk management and factors affecting perceptions and acceptance of risk. Discussion of prevention, control measures and public safety will broaden and deepen students understanding of the field. Students will explore the uses and limitations of risk assessment and risk management in decision making along with the principles of public participation and risk communication.
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- Critical review questions (15%)
- Analytical Report 1 (40%)
- Analytical Report 2 (45%)