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Learner Career Outcomes

12%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

17%

got a pay increase or promotion

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

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Welcome & Risk in Modern Society

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 18 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Lecture 1.2 The Study of Risk: Security Studies6m
Lecture 1.3 The Study of Risk: Safety Science7m
5 readings
Meet the Instructors & Leiden•Delft•Erasmus10m
Community Guidelines 5m
What is your learning path?5m
The History of Risk10m
The Study of Risk10m
1 practice exercise
The History and Study of Risk20m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Managing Risk

2 hours to complete
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

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Risk Perception

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 37 min), 5 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
5 readings
Risk Perception10m
The Risk of Terrorism10m
The Risk of Violent Crime10m
Risk and Moral Emotions10m
Further Readings10m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Modern-day Risks: Global Challenges

2 hours to complete
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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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 

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Edwin Bakker 

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Jim van Steenbergen 

Dr.
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Sabine Roeser 

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Margreet Vos 

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Genserik Reniers 

Prof. dr. ir.
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Pieter van Gelder 

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1 Course

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