This course will give you an overview of the measures available to control risks associated with physical property, intellectual property, personnel, liability, and net income loss exposures. Topics include accident causation, fundamental risk control techniques, system safety analysis to determine the causes of losses, and motivating members of an organization to apply and monitor risk control measures.
Risk Assessment and Treatment
What will I learn?
After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
- Systematically identify feasible risk control techniques for potential property, liability, net income, intellectual property, environmental, and personnel exposures to loss
- Analyze the root cause of accidents
- Use system safety analysis to identify potential losses and to assess the causes of past losses
- Understand various theories of motivation in a risk control context
- Understand how to monitor the effectiveness of chosen risk control techniques
How will I learn?
This course may consist of a combination of lectures, workshops, case studies, examinations, projects, papers, assignments, and group presentations.
This university-level course requires at-home study and preparation. You can expect reading and other assignments on a weekly basis.
How will I be evaluated?
We'll evaluate your performance in this course using a combination of in-class or take-home assignments, exams, individual or group projects, participation and attendance.
Textbooks and learning materials
You are responsible for purchasing the course texts, which will be available for online purchase only through the eShop portal of the SFU Bookstore:
- Risk Assessment and Treatment
- ARM55 Course Guide
Professional development credits
English language requirements
To succeed in our programs and courses, you will need an advanced level of written and spoken English. If you are unsure whether your English language skills are sufficient, we recommend you complete the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall band score of 6.5 (unless otherwise noted). If you have questions or concerns about your English language proficiency, we encourage you to contact your local IELTS Test Centre.