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Owner/Developer: Postgraduate education in toxicology (PET)
Wageningen, Utrecht, Radbourd, Maastricht, Leiden, Vrije Amsterdam, Groningen Universities, NVT Toxicologie, EUROTOX and LinkedIn
|Description:||Toxicological risk assessment is the process of estimating the qualitative and quantitative health risks posed to man and the environment by the use of chemicals. The aim of this course is to familiarise participants with the general procedures followed during a toxicological risk assessment. Emphasis will be laid on the identification of hazards and risk posed to humans and the environment. Furthermore, attention will be paid to problems typical of various categories of chemical substances. The working format of the course is a mixture of classroom lectures and tutorials and computer-aided practicals.|
Other, Lecture, Recorded tutorial
It is assumed that participants have pre-knowledge of the general principles of toxicology, as is e.g. presented in the course on General Toxicology.
Students, Researchers, Regulators and policy-makers, Teachers and educators, Managers, Scientific officers / Project managers
Academia, Industry, Governmental bodies, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), Consulting, SMEs
Continuing Professional Development, University (Doctoral education), Postdoctoral (teaching and research)
Full coverage (a dedicated course)
|Details on the topic or technology covered:||
List of subjects
-Models on risk in consumer exposure
-General aspects of toxicological risk assessment
-Risk assessment in the environment
-Risk assessment of crop protection agents
-Risk assessment of industrial chemicals
-Risk assessment of food, food components and food additives
-Risk assessment of drugs
-Risk assessment of cosmetics
-Risk assessment of household chemicals
-Case studies on specific chemicals
Outcomes (competences, skills)
On successful completion of the module, participants should:
-have insight in computer models for estimating exposure and risk;
-have acquired general knowledge and understanding of the methods and procedures used in environmental and human health risk assessment and the interpretation of toxicological data that form the basis of a risk assessment;
-have acquired insight in how to perform risk assessments in specific areas of chemical applications;
-have shown to be able to handle a case study on a risk assessment and to communicate this to fellow-participants.
|Accreditation body and/or authority that approved the education or training:||
NVT (National Society of Toxicology)
1,5 ECTS credits
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