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EVSP560 - Environmental Risk Assessment


An overview of the concepts of risk assessment. Topics include the four core parts of a risk assessment, as denoted by the National Academy of Sciences: hazard assessment, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment and risk characterization. Methods of measurement and modeling are discussed, along with key questions concerning uncertainty. Differences in the risk characterizations of substances under different use conditions and legal requirements are studied. Case studies will serve to illustrate the risk assessment and site remediation processes.






Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
09/24/18 - 03/01/19 03/04/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session D - 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D - 8 Week session

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Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Science and Decisions: Advancing Risk Assessment (2009) (Available for download or free online reading at: (Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try oth
ISBN: 9780309120463
Publication Info: National Academies Press
Author: National Research Council
Unit Cost: $66.40
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Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
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