Course syllabus

Risk Management Processes

VBRN50, 15 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED BI/RH
Date of Decision: 2017-04-03

General Information

Compulsory for: RH4-rh
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The overriding aim of the course is that, after completing the course, the students will have an understanding of how risk analysis, risk assessment, and risk reduction / control are dependent on each other, how these activities can be performed by various organizations, and how they can be communicated internally and externally. The course is also aimed at providing the students with a knowledge base concerning the different methods and techniques applied in the risk management process for various types of risk, as well as developing their ability to critically examine those methods in the context of practical application. Finally, the course is also aimed at providing the students with an ability to apply methods for risk analysis, risk evaluation and risk reduction/control with the goal of, as effectively as possible, achieving a balance between risk levels, costs/resources and other interests.

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


Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The examination consists of a written presentation of a project carried out in a Group, based on a theme that is relevant to the course.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0117. Name: Individual Assignments.
Credits: 10. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: The examination consists of a number of assignments, on themes that are relevant for the course, which are to be written and sumbitted individually by the student.
Code: 0217. Name: Project Assignment.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: The examination consits of a written presentation of a project work which is performed in groups on a theme that is relevant for the course. Focus is put on application of methods and integration of the different parts of the risk management process.


Required prior knowledge: MAM090MAMN45 and VBR180/MAMN35.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: EXTN60, VBR171

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Henrik Tehler,
Further information: Group assignments require active participation. Each group member must individually be able to account for the content of the assignment. If a group member does not fulfill the demands of the group or ignores hers/his commitment, she/he can be reassigned to another group or get a fail result.