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Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English, French
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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English, French

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Welcome & Risk in Modern Society

In this module, you can find all the information you need in order to be able to successfully complete the course. After you have familiarised yourself with the course, we will move to the content of the first module. In the first week, we will discuss how the concept of risk has played an increasingly important role in shaping our modern society. Tracing the historical origins of this concept, we will look at how our modern conception of risk has emerged, and how it is currently being studied within the academic world....
Reading
3 videos (Total 18 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Lecture 1.2 The Study of Risk: Security Studies6m
Lecture 1.3 The Study of Risk: Safety Science7m
Reading6 readings
Course Overview5m
Meet the Instructors & Leiden•Delft•Erasmus10m
Complete our short survey5m
Being successful in an international virtual learning community5m
The History of Risk10m
The Study of Risk10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
The History and Study of Risk20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Managing Risk

In this module, we will take a closer look at risk management, one of the most dominant approaches to dealing with risk in modern society. You will then be presented with two specific risks which illustrate how this approach is used in practice: the risk of natural hazards, and risks in the chemical industry. In the last video of this week, we will discuss some of the strengths and weaknesses of the risk management approach....
Reading
6 videos (Total 37 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 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
Reading4 readings
Risk Management10m
The Risk of Natural Hazards10m
Risks in the Chemical Industry10m
Risk Management: Strengths and Weaknesses10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Managing Risk20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Risk Perception

In this module, we will take a closer look at risk perception and the factors that influence how we experience risk in modern society. You will learn that while experts often rely on various statistical and mathematical models to asses various types of risks, the general public tends to make more intuitive judgments about the severity and likelihood of risk. You will then be presented with two specific security risks, which often invoke a great perception of danger. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 37 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 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
Reading4 readings
Risk Perception10m
The Risk of Terrorism10m
The Risk of Violent Crime10m
Risk and Moral Emotions10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Modern-day Risks: Global Challenges

In this module, you will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of modern-day risks by looking at three key contemporary global challenges involving risk. Throughout the week, each of these risks will be discussed by various experts, who will highlight the most important features and strategies to deal with them. You will learn how, both collectively and individually, each these challenges have the ability to significantly impact the globe, presenting a notable challenge for current and future generations. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 45 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 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
Reading4 readings
Modern-day Risk: Global Challenges10m
Risks in Cyberspace10m
The Risk of Hospital Acquired Infections10m
The Risk of Infectious Diseases10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Modern-day Risks: Global Challenges20m
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Top Reviews

By IMMar 30th 2018

A rewarding introductory level course which I would highly recommend to those interested in the topic. Don't miss any of the readings, it's worth the time!

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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