Online: Environmental Health Risk

Feb 28, 2022 - Mar 04, 2022

Online

Posted by Harvard University

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Add to Calendar + 2022-02-28 10:00 2022-03-04 14:15 America/New_York Online: Environmental Health Risk

Risk analysis is a scientific tool designed to help us determine the
existence and extent of threats to human health, provide information
about how best to manage these risks, and improve our ability to
communicate with the public about the proper response to these hazards.

This online course explores the principles of risk assessment, risk
management, and risk communication, ensuring you can identify, explain,
and make decisions about risks to public health. You will learn how risk
analysis is done, how it is interpreted, how it influences regulatory
decision-making, and the role it plays in responding to the COVID-19
pandemic. This program will also provide you with the knowledge and
skills to analyze how environmental hazards impact human health.

Top Harvard faculty will use case studies, lectures, and small-group
work to explore such topics as hazard identification, epidemiology and
toxicology in risk analysis, risk perception, risk communication, and
the interplay of risk management and the law. You will gain the skills
needed to:

  • Perform a broader, nuanced risk assessment
  • Improve the effectiveness of current risk assessment practices
  • Apply these concepts to diverse risk analysis and management issues

During this program, you will explore the legal and policy framework
which will inform the direction of risk analysis in upcoming years, gain
the skills needed to perform a quantitative risk assessment, discuss
key factors influencing the effectiveness of risk assessment and
management, and apply these concepts in local, state, federal, or
international settings. After completing the course, you will be able to
determine whether hazards pose an unacceptable risk to public health,
communicate effectively about health risks, and utilize risk analysis to
improve decision-making.

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Risk analysis is a scientific tool designed to help us determine the
existence and extent of threats to human health, provide information
about how best to manage these risks, and improve our ability to
communicate with the public about the proper response to these hazards.

This online course explores the principles of risk assessment, risk
management, and risk communication, ensuring you can identify, explain,
and make decisions about risks to public health. You will learn how risk
analysis is done, how it is interpreted, how it influences regulatory
decision-making, and the role it plays in responding to the COVID-19
pandemic. This program will also provide you with the knowledge and
skills to analyze how environmental hazards impact human health.

Top Harvard faculty will use case studies, lectures, and small-group
work to explore such topics as hazard identification, epidemiology and
toxicology in risk analysis, risk perception, risk communication, and
the interplay of risk management and the law. You will gain the skills
needed to:

  • Perform a broader, nuanced risk assessment
  • Improve the effectiveness of current risk assessment practices
  • Apply these concepts to diverse risk analysis and management issues

During this program, you will explore the legal and policy framework
which will inform the direction of risk analysis in upcoming years, gain
the skills needed to perform a quantitative risk assessment, discuss
key factors influencing the effectiveness of risk assessment and
management, and apply these concepts in local, state, federal, or
international settings. After completing the course, you will be able to
determine whether hazards pose an unacceptable risk to public health,
communicate effectively about health risks, and utilize risk analysis to
improve decision-making.

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