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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, French

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Welcome & Risk in Modern Society

3 videos (Total 18 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Lecture 1.2 The Study of Risk: Security Studies6m
Lecture 1.3 The Study of Risk: Safety Science7m
6 readings
Course Overview5m
Meet the Instructors & Leiden•Delft•Erasmus10m
Community Guidelines & Academic Toolkit10m
Complete our short survey5m
The History of Risk10m
The Study of Risk10m
1 practice exercise
The History and Study of Risk20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Managing Risk

6 videos (Total 37 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Lecture 2.2 Risk of Natural Hazards4m
Lecture 2.3 Risk of Natural Hazards / Part II5m
Lecture 2.4 Risk in the Chemical Industry3m
Lecture 2.5 Risk in the Chemical Industry / Part II7m
Lecture 2.6 Risk Management: Strengths and Weaknesses7m
4 readings
Risk Management10m
The Risk of Natural Hazards10m
Risks in the Chemical Industry10m
Risk Management: Strengths and Weaknesses10m
1 practice exercise
Managing Risk20m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Risk Perception

6 videos (Total 37 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Lecture 3.2 Risk of Terrorism6m
Lecture 3.3 Risk of Terrorism / Part II8m
Lecture 3.4 Risk of Violent Crime5m
Lecture 3.5 The Risk of Violent Crime / Part II3m
Lecture 3.6 Risk and Moral Emotions7m
4 readings
Risk Perception10m
The Risk of Terrorism10m
The Risk of Violent Crime10m
Risk and Moral Emotions10m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Modern-day Risks: Global Challenges

8 videos (Total 45 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Lecture 4.2 Risks in Cyberspace6m
Lecture 4.3 Risks in Cyberspace / Part II6m
Lecture 4.4 Risk of Hospital Acquired Infections9m
Lecture 4.5: Risk of Hospital Acquired Infections / Part II5m
Lecture 4.6 Risk of Infectious Diseases4m
Lecture 4.7 Risk of Infectious Diseases / Part II3m
Lecture 4.8 The Risk of Infectious Diseases / Part III5m
4 readings
Modern-day Risk: Global Challenges10m
Risks in Cyberspace10m
The Risk of Hospital Acquired Infections10m
The Risk of Infectious Diseases10m
1 practice exercise
Modern-day Risks: Global Challenges20m
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Top reviews from Risk in Modern Society

By KFOct 7th 2019

I really enjoyed this course. Very informative. I also like the fact that you actually have to put work into it in order to pass.

By RHFeb 28th 2018

Excellent presentations by all instructors. Very well laid with enough depth to not overwhelm. Simply superior!

Instructors

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Marieke Liem

Dr.
Institute Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University
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Bibi van den Berg

Prof. dr.
Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University
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Edwin Bakker

Prof. dr.
Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University
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Jim van Steenbergen

Dr.
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) & Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC)
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Sabine Roeser

Prof. dr.
Ethics/ Philosophy of technology section, TU Delft
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Margreet Vos

Prof. dr.
Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus MC
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Genserik Reniers

Prof. dr. ir.
Safety and Security Science Section, TU Delft
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Pieter van Gelder

Prof. dr. ir.
Safety and Security Science section, TU Delft

About Universiteit Leiden

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty....

About LDE Centre for Safety and Security

The Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Safety and Security (CSS) is one of the joint multidisciplinary centres of Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam. It connects scientists, researchers and students within the research triangle, focusing on safety and security as complex societal and scientific problems....

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