Credit: 3 graduate
Instructor(s): Miranda Margetts
The course covers the principles of risk analysis, including risk assessment, perception,
communication, and management. Content emphasizes human toxicology, ecotoxicology,
dose-response relationships, exposure analysis, environmental fate and deterministic
and probabilistic risk assessment. Case studies include examples from natural resource
management, pesticides, biotechnology, resource extraction, food safety and invasive
species. Course activities include discussion, literature readings, written assignments,
risk assessment exercises, and a term project.
Meeting Place and Times
Participants login to the course at a time of day that best fits their schedule. It
is necessary to connect at least 4 - 6 times per week and spend 8 - 10 hours per week
while the course is in session, either online or offline working on course related
assignments, to stay current and successfully complete this 3 credit graduate course.
Miranda Margetts, PhD is an Instructor in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental
Science, and Research Associate with the Center for American Indian and Rural Health
Equity at MSU. She received her legal qualifications and gained experience as a health
lawyer in Australia from 2006 to 2013. Miranda moved into environmental and public
health research following her work at a medical-legal partnership clinic in Chicago.
Miranda also holds a research affiliate position with the Department of Obstetrics,
Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University, for her role on an international
women's reproductive health study and serves as a Board member for the Community Memorial
Health System in Ventura County, California.
- LL.B. International Law. University of Queensland (Australia)
- LL.M. Australian National University (Australia)
- M.S. Health & Human Development, Montana State University
- Ph.D. Ecology and Environmental Science. Montana State University
A Bachelors degree, courses in General Biology, General Ecology, General Chemistry,
Federal agency employees, environmental consulting firm employees, environmental law
professionals, non-governmental organization employees, high school science teachers,
and others interested in environmental science.
8-10 hours per week. If you are unfamiliar with this field of study and/or method
of delivery, you may require more time.
Tuition and Fees
See the Online Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid page.
If you are also taking a face-to-face course, please refer to the MSU Fee Schedules.
- No book is required. All required readings will be posted inside of D2L.
- Internet access
- A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.
This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course
For More Information
For more information: Please contact Marni Rolston at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Register
You must be accepted as a student to Montana State University to take this course.
Learn how to apply.
After your application has been accepted, you will register via MSU's online registration
Registration requires a PIN number. Learn how to find your PIN.
Once you have your PIN, learn how to register through MyInfo.