Graduate Minor in Human Health Risk Assessment

About the Graduate Minor

Risk assessments are performed to evaluate and quantify human health risks from hazardous environmental exposures, often to support decision-making or regulation. Exposures of importance include chemicals, radiation, and infectious agents. The graduate minor in Human Health Risk Assessment is designed to give graduate students who are specializing in public health, engineering, or other fields the knowledge and technical skills needed to conduct introductory-level risk assessments. Evidence evaluation and quantitative risk analysis will be taught, utilizing data from case studies of hazards in the environment (water and air), the workplace, food, and consumer products. Students will have the opportunity to apply risk assessment approaches to an independent project in the culminating course of the program.

Admission Requirements

Graduate minors are designed to complement students' training by providing basic knowledge in topics outside their primary discipline. All matriculated graduate students in quarter programs are eligible to enroll. Completion of a college-level statistics course with a grade of C or higher is recommended for this minor.

Students must receive approval from their home program and the Dornsife School of Public Health and complete the minor form with all signatures.

Program Requirements

Required Courses *9.0
Evidence Evaluation for Identification of Environmental Hazards
Evidence Evaluation for Identification of Environmental Hazards
Quantitative Risk Analysis for Environmental Health
Risk Assessment
Applied Human Health Risk Assessment
Elective **3.0
Please Choose one of the following
Statistical Inference I
Behavior and Social Change Theories
Data-based Engineering Modeling
Environmental Policy
Biostatistics
Environmental Assessment
Principles and Practice of Environmental and Occupational Health
Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
Environmental Exposure Science
Environmental Exposure Science
Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
Crisis and Risk Communication in Public Health
Introduction to Epidemiology
Health Management and Policy I
Total Credits12.0

Additional Information

For more information about this graduate minor, please contact:

DSPH Academic Advising Team
Office of Education
dsphadvising@drexel.edu

Additional information can be found on the Dornsife School of Public Health website.

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