Exec. Ed Online: Environmental Health Risk: Analysis and Applications
2022/02/28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
February 28, 2022 – March 4, 2022
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.