Human Health Risk Assessment

Code: HPEO404
Apply this course towards: Environmental and Occupational Health

Course description

This conceptual course provides an understanding of the concepts, principles and methods of analyzing the risk of disease or accidents that may be attributed to the environment and the workplace. We will examine:

  • methods of assessing human exposure pathways to environmental agents (physical, chemical and biological)
  • duration of exposure
  • predicting the dose–response relationships

Methods of economic assessment assist you in determining the relative priority for remediation of health hazards.

Learning objectives

  • Define human health risk assessment methods including the logic and limitations of each step in the process.
  • Evaluate human health risk using exposure assessment.
  • Develop and conduct a risk assessment using selected methods based on the nature of hazards.
  • Critically evaluate and list strengths and uncertainties in human health risk assessments.
  • Conduct research on injuries and illness statistics and gather resources to support a health risk assessment.


Admission to the certificate program in Environmental and Occupational Health.


This course is eligible for the StrongerBC future skills grant. To register using this grant please first review your eligibility and then select the StrongerBC future skills grant fee type below. 

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Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology

This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).