Foundations for Risk Assessment and Management

Online course (7,5 credits), 50% study pace
01 Sep 2020 29 Oct 2020
Target Group
Master students and PhD students
Lund University

Aim of the course:

The aim of the course is that the students shall gain fundamental knowledge and understanding of risk analysis, risk evaluation and risk management, with applications in a broad array of areas including safety, environment and society. The course also aims that the students shall gain the ability to utilize tools for risk analysis, evaluation and management and how they can support risk-related decisions. Furthermore, the course is aimed at providing a foundation for continuing studies in the risk management field.


The overriding elements in the course consist of: Introduction to the field of risk management, including risk analysis, risk evaluation and risk treatment, detailed treatment of the risk concept, general risk theory, risk analysis methods within safety, environment and society, basics of uncertainty and sensitivity, different ways of evaluation risk and introduction to risk perception and decision making concerning risk treatment.

Certificate/ ECTS:

7,5 ECTS credits



More information can be found on the course web page.