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Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

This course encourages students to investigate and develop an understanding of hazard and risk in society and as it applies in their professional context.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Both Sessions Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Rachel Shanks

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 3

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Teacher Training (TT) or BA Professional Development

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • ED3082 Understanding Hazard and Risk as a Professional (Passed)
  • ED3083 Responding to Hazard and Risk in a Professional Context (Passed)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Risk Management is high on government, business and societal agendas. Irrespective of industry or background there is a necessity for everyone to have a background in risk management to enable them to identify, evaluate and control hazards and risks which could have a detrimental effect on their objectives. This course is for educational (and other) professionals to take the first steps on a risk management journey specifically tailored to their own professional context by understanding the issues surrounding hazard and risk.

It will enable students to become more effective professionals by being able to:

  • demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of hazard and risk and their consequences within society


  • apply such knowledge and understanding to understanding the concepts of hazard and risk within their professional context
  • critically reflect on the consequences of hazard and risk within their own professional context and what this means for their own professional development

Further Information & Notes

The course is essentially online distance learning with learning materials on MyAberdeen (virtual learning environment) supported by online or face-to-face workshops.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


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