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Risk Assessment and Regulation of Chemicals

  • 7.5 credits

Want to know more about how chemical risks are assessed and regulated? The course “Risk Assessment and Regulation of Chemicals” gives you a basic understanding of the regulatory processes in Sweden, EU and globally.

The course is obligatory for the Master's Programme in Environmental Science - Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, but can also be attended as a freestanding course.

The course explores the general principles of regulatory risk assessment of chemicals. Concepts that will be covered include: Hazard assessment, dose-response, exposure assessment, and risk characterization. An overarching theme will be the use of different types of scientific data in risk assessment and how data are evaluated and weighed in the process. In addition, the course will introduce the system for regulating chemicals within the European Union and internationally.
 
It is expected that the student after taking the course will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the methodology and principles of hazard and risk assessments of chemicals
  • Demonstrate understanding of how scientific data is assessed, valued and used for hazard and risk assessment of chemicals
  • Demonstrate understanding of the chemical regulation in Europe and international agreements and treaties
  • Critically examine a risk assessment.
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  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    Participation in project work and seminars and any associated integrated instruction is compulsory. In the event of special circumstances, the examiner may, after consultation with the teacher concerned, grant a student exemption from the obligation to participate in certain compulsory instruction.

    Assessment

    Participation in project work and seminars and any associated integrated instruction is compulsory. In the event of special circumstances, the examiner may, after consultation with the teacher concerned, grant a student exemption from the obligation to participate in certain compulsory instruction.

    Active participation in all obligatory parts of the course is required. Knowledge evaluation is through a written exam (70% of the final grade, 7-grade scale) and a written and oral assignment (30% of the final grade, 7-grade scale).

  • Schedule

    This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to continuous change. For this reason, we do not recommend print-outs. At the start of the course, your institution will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Course literature consists of scientific articles and reports, adequate to the present issues, found by the students through literature searches as well as supplied by the teacher.

    UNEP 2019. Global Chemicals Outlook II: summary for policymakers. https://www.unenvironment.org/resources/report/global-chemicals-outlook-ii-legacies-innovative-solutions

    Environmental Toxicology. 2019. Editors: van Gestel, Van Belleghem, van den Brink, Droge, Hamers, Hermens, Kraak, Löhr, Parsons, Ragas, van Straalen, and Vijver.  http://maken.wikiwijs.nl/120183/6__Risk_Assessment___Regulation

  • Contact

    Study councellors

    studeranu@aces.su.se

    Course coordinator

    Marlene Ågerstrand, marlene.agerstrand@aces.su.se, +46 8 16 4021

    Department of Environmental Science, Unit of Exposure & Effects