The class project is to review a selected journal article on risk assessment and produce a written report.
The student may choose any journal article within the context of risk assessment. Examples are risk assessment for specific toxins within a specific environments, and my focus on human health or ecosystem health.
The instructor must approve your topic.
A written report over your topic area should be submitted electronically through the assignment tool on the course Blackboard site. The review should clearly define the methods and sources used in the hazard identification, exposure assessment, dose/response, risk assessment and risk characterization steps. Sources include references within the article and best practices from government documents.
The journal article review should be 3 to 5 pages in length, double-spaced, 12 point font. Figures or illustrations are encouraged but do not count toward page length. In addition, it should include a cover page with your name, course number, topic title and date, and a reference page containing at least 5 references. Figures and pictures are welcome but do not count toward the 3-page minimum. References should be from books, scientific journals or government documents. The report format should be MS Word (.doc) or rich text format (.rtf). Your name should appear in the file name (ex: joesmith.doc).
Your selected journal article must be approved. Up-load a pdf of your proposed article in the designated assignment tool within the course shell. The instructor will respond via specific discussion forum.