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.
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.
Admission to the certificate program in Environmental and Occupational Health.
Online learning is when course delivery, and all associated learning activities, take place via the internet. For online learning tips, system requirements and differences between delivery styles, please visit our online learning webpages.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
To withdraw from any course in the program, notification must be provided to the course instructor AND to administration (1-250-721-6129 or firstname.lastname@example.org ). A course refund, minus a $75 administration fee, will only be provided within six calendar days after the course start date. Students who withdraw after that date may be eligible to receive a W transcript status. Students who do not notify the course instructor and administrative staff of their decision not to complete the course will receive a failing grade (F).
Credit vs non-credit
Credit refers to degree credit. If you are taking a course or program for credit through UVic Continuing Studies, it means that course or program provides credit towards a degree at UVic or another authorized university. Credit students have to meet certain criteria, such as being accepted to both UVic Continuing Studies and the University of Victoria.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).