Course syllabus

Riskanalysens och riskhanteringens grunder
Foundations for Risk Assessment and Management

VRSN05, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2016-03-31

General Information

Main field: Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation.
Compulsory for: MKAT1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English

Aim

The aim of the course is that the students shall gain fundamental knowledge and understanding of risk analysis, risk evaluation and risk management, with applications in a broad array of areas including safety, health, environment and society. The course also aims that the students shall gain the ability to utilize tools for risk analysis, evaluation and management and how they can support risk-related decisions. Furthermore, the course is aimed at providing a foundation for continuing studies in the risk management field.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents

The overriding elements in the course consist of: Introduction to the field of risk management, including risk analysis, risk evaluation and risk treatment, detailed treatment of the risk concept, general risk theory, risk analysis methods within safety, health, environment and society, basics of uncertainty and sensitivity, different ways of evaluation risk and introduction to risk perception and decision making concerning risk treatment.

During the course, obligatory seminars, as well as a group project, are to be completed. The project assignment is to be reported in written form and also orally.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: The examination represents a combination of results of a written examination and a project assignment.

Parts
Code: 0115. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: The aim of the course is that the students shall gain fundamental knowledge and understanding of risk analysis, risk evaluation and risk management, with applications in a broad array of areas including safety, health, environment and society. The course also aims that the students shall gain the ability to utilize tools for risk analysis, evaluation and management and how they can support risk-related decisions. Furthermore, the course is aimed at providing a foundation for continuing studies in the risk management field.
Code: 0215. Name: Project Assignments, Individual Assignments.
Credits: 3,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Successfully completed individual home assignments and group project assignment Contents: During the course, an individual home assignments, as well as a group project, are to be completed. The project assignment is to be reported in written form and also orally.

Admission

Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: 50
Selection: Guaranteed admission for students at the Master's Programme in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation.
The course overlaps following course/s: VBR180, VBRN01

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Henrik Hassel, henrik.hassel@risk.lth.se
Course coordinator: Marcus Abrahamsson, marcus.abrahamsson@risk.lth.se
Further information: Group assignments and seminars require active participation. Each group member must individually be able to account for the content of the project assignment. If a group member does not fulfil the demands of the group or ignores hers/his commitment, she/he can be reassigned to another group or get a fail result.