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BMC 215 Environmental Risk Management and Communication

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Course Description

Environmental risk management involves developing and implementing control measures for environmental hazards, given prevailing scientific, social, economic and regulatory influences. Gain an overview of the theory of risk analysis by exploring hazards and risks—perceived or actual—in relation to emergency preparedness, cost-benefit analysis, stakeholder influence and risk communication. Also, discuss management options for incurred or potential impacts to air, water, and oils.

Course Details

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between environmental risks and hazards
  • Define types of environmental risk to water, air and soils with respect to both global and local impact
  • Describe the regulatory setting for environmental decision-making in Canada, including laws governing the environment, policy and interpretation
  • Develop a risk management system, addressing key elements of risk identification, assessment, mitigation and communication
  • Compare risk evaluation techniques, addressing principles of success, risk tolerance, critical decision-making criteria and cost benefit analysis
  • Recognize the uncertainty associated with environmental models and assessments
  • Demonstrate the principles of good risk communication, understanding the importance of who to communicate with and what, when and how to communicate

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


  BMC 215 - 011 Environmental Risk Management and Communication  
  Spring 2017   Status:  Available
Online:   11 Apr 2017 to 15 May 2017
Hours: 15.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $400.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
Delivery Options:  Online
Instructor(s): Linda J. Harvey
  Reading List / Textbook:  No required textbook for this course.
  Section Notes:  

Prerequisite: Learning Online (BMC 352)

Caution:  Please do not register for this course if you have not either completed the prerequisite course Learning Online (BMC 352) or registered to complete Learning Online before this course commences.  In order to ensure fairness to all students, individuals without the required prerequisite will be subject to withdrawal from the course with no refund of tuition.

If your desired course section is full, please check if another section is available for registration or add your name to the waitlist as sections are often added based on demand.

There is a co-instructor.


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