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Investigation 4-3
Acceptable Risk Considerations


Students compare and contrast the acceptable risk considerations they identified in the previous investigation with those that have been suggested by others.  Students then judge the acceptability of specific risks in light of these considerations.  Students learn that there are many factors to consider when judging the acceptability of a risk and realize that a list of considerations can be a useful guide for carrying out this complex process.

Investigation Preparation Checklist

Check alignment with standards.

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Review Epidemiology Background for Module 4.

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    Copy Investigation 4-3: Epi Log Worksheet for each student.  [en espaņol:]

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    Estimated Time / Time Management

    Approximately one class period.

    Look For Students To:

    Explain why others can judge the acceptability of the same risk differently.

    Identify considerations that influence the acceptability of a risk.

    Judge the acceptability of risks according to specific criteria.