Human Health Risk Assessment

PART OF: Certificate Program in Environmental and Occupational Health

Course description

This conceptual course provides an understanding of the concepts, principles and methods of analyzing the risk of disease or accidents that may be attributed to the environment and the workplace. We will examine:

  • methods of assessing human exposure pathways to environmental agents (physical, chemical and biological)
  • duration of exposure
  • predicting the dose–response relationships

Methods of economic assessment assist you in determining the relative priority for remediation of health hazards.

Learning objectives

  • Define human health risk.
  • Calculate human health risk based on simple epidemiological models.
  • Describe predictive human health risk assessment methods including the logic and limitations of each step in the process.
  • Conduct basic relevant research using online resources.
  • Critically evaluate strengths and uncertainties in human health risk assessments.

Prerequisites

Admission to the Certificate Program in Environmental and Occupational Health.

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