Risk Perception and Analysis

RSK80003 12.5 Credit Points Off-Campus Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester
    This unit will be offered for the final time Semester 1 2021 

Contact hours

  • Equivalent to 36hrs contact time or 150 hrs total study time

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

Aims and objectives

To provide a theoretical grounding in risk as a precursor to more advanced studies in risk management and risk technology.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Appreciate the philosophy and terminology concerning the idea of risk
2. Appraise and value the nature of human perception and experience of risk
3. Recognise situations where potential loss occurs and how humans respond to these situations
4. Apply general principles and practical techniques of risk identification, assessment, analysis and control