PUB HLTH 7114HO - National Short Course in Environmental Health

Teaching Hospitals - Semester 2 - 2014

This topic is based on an intensive short period of study (5 days). The course outlines the principles of risk assessment and management and will focus primarily on the process of identifying, quantifying, evaluating and managing the effects of population exposures to various environmental contaminants and other factors. 'Risk' will provide the framework, including hazard identification, dose response assessment, exposure assessment and risk characterisation. To address the potential hazards of ambient environmental exposures, various public health disciplines are needed: epidemiology, toxicology, environmental sciences and various policy analysis-related disciplines to appraise and manage risk. The course will illustrate the role of these disciplines in the investigation and management of environmental health problems.

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