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Courses - Spring 2023
Engineering, Professional Masters Department Site
Environmental Risk Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Covers fundamental aspects of environmental risk analysis and methods used to perform environmental risk analyses. Topics covered in the class include: establishing the scope of an analysis, developing alternate conceptual models, representing source term release, modeling contaminant transport in environmental media (e.g., surface water, groundwater, air), modeling food chains, conducting an exposure assessment, understanding basic human toxicology, characterizing the dose-response relationship, and effectively communicating about and managing risk. This course covers fundamental aspects of designing a risk analysis as well as common pitfalls to avoid and major sources of uncertainty in environmental risk analyses.