Denmark, Aarhus

Dealing with Environmental and Human Health Risk

when 5 August 2013 - 23 August 2013
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 ECTS

Dealing with risk is an important issue that, basically, affects nearly all working conditions, where technical and scientific knowledge is applied. A risk perspective that shows how different scientific disciplines can interact and contribute to assess and manage risk will, therefore, boost the capacity for many students to meet the demands in a professional position. This course offers an opportunity for the student to apply knowledge and learn how to deal with risk problems in the area of environmental and human health safety.

Course leader

Peter Borgen Sørensen, Aarhus University

Target group

Master's students

Course aim

Within the area of existing risk assessment and management methods and paradigms, the aim of this course is:
- To describe the approaches of risk assessment as a cross cutting methodological activity in different disciplines
- To link the concepts of safety, quality and precaution in a analytical way for design and strategy setting

Within the area of making risk assessment, the aim of the course is:
- To apply different mathematical methods for modelling, including uncertainty and probability estimates
- To apply different uncertainty assessment methods for evaluation of modelling uncertainty and decision uncertainty

Within the area of risk management, the aim of the course is:
- To understand different types of risk perceptions
- To set up guide lines for the professional risk assessors on how to handle differences in risk perceptions for different target groups

Fee info

EUR 0: Students on a bilateral exchange programme do not have to pay. Freemovers are obliged to pay participation fees while tuition fees only apply to freemovers from countries outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland.