PSS3410 Risk Assessment & Management

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Wilton Gleaton

Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to risk assessment and risk management related to public safety administration. Students will be provided an understanding of the laws, programs, agencies, and institutions involved in the provision of public safety. The role and challenges that public safety managers and their agencies will be discussed in relation to risk assessment and management.

How This Course Benefits Students:

This course provides a foundation to students from various disciplines for understanding issues related to risk, safety and emergency management issues in the public sector. It is also an introduction to all phases of emergency management. Students will learn core risk assessment and management principles, processes, and best practices.

Why This Course Is Important:

This course will help students learn how to understand, analyze, assess, control, and manage risks from the individual to the operational front. To understand these issues and themes, the student will explore the political system, administrative law, ethics and the various theories of administration that guide public managers in risk assessment and management. They will develop the practical knowledge and skills in making judgments and decisions about which risks to control and how to control them.