2017 Nuclear Dojo 3

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Nuclear Engineering
Omoto Akira  Ebisawa Katsumi  Matsuoka Takeshi  Muramatsu Ken  Imai Reiko  Kikuyama Kaoru  Homma Toshimitsu 
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Tue9-10(原講571, North No.2, 5F-571)  
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Course description and aims

(Outline) Dojo-3 is about risk management. Students can learn about risks, methodology of risk analysis , risk management and its applications in modern society. A series of lectures is given by a faculty member and experts and practitioners from outside.
(Objective) It is intended that students will understand practical application of risk assessment and management methods and acquire a balanced view and knowledge through lectures not only in nuclear but also transportation and medical field.

Student learning outcomes

To acquire knowledge of risks, risk assessment and risk management as well as the capability to think about risks; and thereby contribute to the Society as a leader in risk management such as by appropriately project, prepare and respond or by appropriate decision-making.


Risk, Risk Assessment, Risk Management

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

lectures and discussions

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to risk and risk amanagement Understand the definition and facts of risk and risk management
Class 2 Risk Assessment (Prof. Muramatsu) Understand the methodology of Probabilistic Risk Assessment
Class 3 Management of risks in transportation (Prof. Matsuoka) Undersatnd risks in transportation and the appoach to manage the risks
Class 4 Security risk (Dr. Kikuyama) Undersatnd risks related to security-related events and the approach to manage the risks
Class 5 Risk from radiation in nuclear accident and Emergency Plan (Dr. Honma) Undersatnd health risks arising from nuclear accident and Emergency Preparedness and Response to reduce the risk
Class 6 Risk management in medical diagnosis and treatment (MD Imai) Undersatnd risks in mediacal diagnosis and treatment and the approach to reduce the risk
Class 7 Assessment of risks from external events (Prof. Ebisawa) Understand the methodology of external Event Risk Assessment
Class 8 Summary



Reference books, course materials, etc.

NUREG-2150 “A Proposed Risk Management Framework”, ISO-­‐31000, 1. National academy of Science, “Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety of U.S. Nuclear Plants” Appendix I

Assessment criteria and methods

Understanding of risk and risk management is evaluated by a report.

Related courses

  • NCL.F454 : Safety and Regional Symbiosis for Nuclear Energy
  • NCL.U501 : Nuclear Dojo 1
  • NCL.U502 : Nuclear Dojo 2
  • NCL.U601 : Nuclear Dojo 4
  • NCL.N407 : Nuclear Safety Engineering
  • NCL.U605 : Risk Communication I
  • NCL.U606 : Risk Communication II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Being a U-ATOM student, proficiency in English

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Office hours

Tuesday (am10.30-pm6.30)

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