Rapid Risk Assessment e-Learning course

E-learning course

This course is designed to target individuals with no prior knowledge of Rapid Risk Assessment (RRA). It may also be used as a refreshment module prior to advanced courses in Risk Assessment.

This is a self-paced course and the estimated duration is between 3 and 5 hours of active learning.

After the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • recognise components (steps) in rapid risk assessment production
  • describe what is expected to be done in each step and
  • contribute to a team working on rapid risk assessment production

Read more on the ECDC website


ECDC launches e-learning course and operational tool for development of rapid risk assessments

News story -

ECDC launches a new e-learning course on rapid risk assessments (RRA) as well as an operational tool that describes the RRA methodology used by the Centre. The course and the tool support public health experts responsible for developing RRAs at European, national or sub-national level.


Operational tool on rapid risk assessment methodology - ECDC 2019

Technical report -

Rapid risk assessments (RRA) are undertaken in the initial stages of an event or incident of potential public health concern while more comprehensive risk assessments, which often include the conduct of full systematic reviews, are produced at a later stage of an event, usually when more time and information are available.