PSS5410 Risk Assessment & Management

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Wilton Gleaton

Course Description:

This course will provide students with an examination and analysis of how risk assessment and risk management issues relate to community resilience, social, economic and political vulnerabilities, and ethical responses. Students will also analyze the role of public managers engaged in the safety of their local communities to the national level.

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.