CGAB 610 Environmental and Health Risk Assessment and Management (2 credits)

Prerequisite : CGET501 Integrated Life Sciences or equivalent

Course Description :

Emphasis will be placed on potential adverse health effects of human exposure to environmental hazards. This course, which is an integration of science and policy, covers the fundamental basis of the risk assessment and management process which starts from identification of hazard, assessment methods, the inherent uncertainties in each step and the relationship between risk assessment and risk management, and the need for open, transparent and participatory acceptance procedures and credible communication methods. The course also teaches the practical application of risk assessment methods to various problems, e.g. hazardous waste sites release. The application of environmental impact assessment procedures for identifying and assessing risk is also covered in the course.