BSEN30060 Quantitative Risk Assessment for Human and Animal Health

Academic Year 2023/2024

In this module you will be introduced to the basics of risk analysis describing each of its components. The methodology component, i.e. risk assessment, will then be described in more detail and will include an introduction to Risk Assessment software. Specific examples will be looked at including project management, public health, environmental (including water quality) and food safety risk assessment. Worked examples will be tailored to accommodate participating student interests (e.g. chemical and microbial risk assessment, environmental contamination, animal and public health issues). Each week you will undertake a practical focused on a specific risk question, intended to focus attention on formulating a risk assessment structure and solution.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Explain the difference between risk analysis and risk assessment. Explain the importance of hazard identification. Outline the steps to carrying out a risk assessment. Describe the principles of quantitative risk assessment (QRA). Develop a QRA model outline. Develop and evaluate a quantitative risk assessment problem using numerical data. Discuss, interpret, utilise and explain the meaning of numerical outputs.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Computer Aided Lab


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures followed by enquiry and problem-based learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: A series of MCQ quizzes will be carried our over the course of the module Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% Yes


Class Test: An exam will take place at the end of the module Week 12 n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Mr Ciaran Monahan Tutor
Rajat Nag Tutor
Xin Wang Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, 32, 33 Fri 09:00 - 09:50
Computer Aided Lab Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, 32, 33 Fri 10:00 - 11:50