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Health Risk Assessment and Communication PG (10059.2)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Public Health


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  • Semester 2, 2017, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (164444) - View
  • Flexible and Self Paced Period 7, 2017, ONLINE, BRUCE (174090) - View
  • Flexible and Self Paced Period 6, 2017, ONLINE, BRUCE (174089) - View
  • Flexible and Self Paced Period 1, 2017, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (163319) - View

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This unit will focus on hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment and risk characterisation.

Risk assessment, communication and evaluation of hazards.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Apply principles and methodologies used in risk assessment to identify and evaluate hazards in different situations;

2. Use planning, implementation and evaluation skills to design and conduct a simple environmental health impact assessment;

3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles and methodologies employed in risk management; and

4. Present a coherent and sustained argument in analysing the methodologies used in risk communication and public participation.

Contact Hours

Up to 10 hours online.





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