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Risk Assessment and Regulation of Chemicals

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.

Information for admitted students Spring 2021

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.
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Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.

IMPORTANT

Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

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Coronavirus information

Due to the pandemic situation teaching at the Department of Environmental Science will mainly take place online during the spring semester 2021.

Here is the latest, continuously updated, information regarding the new corona virus and the pandemic: Information on covid-19

 

Registration

Admitted students
Register on the web (Ladok for students) no later than the day before course start. If you have not studied at Stockholm University before, you first need to activate your university account.

Conditionally admitted

If you are conditionally admitted you must be able to show the appropriate documents to prove your eligibility to be able to register for the course. To show that you fulfil the requirement and to remove the conditional admittance, please contact us at the department, studeranu@aces.su.se.

How to decline your offer

If you decid not to attend, it’s important that you decline your place as soon as possible so that other students can be awarded a place. Follow the instructions given under Universityadmission.se – ‘Application’ after you log in. Read more here – Declining your offer – an important step.

 

Roll call

In order to confirm the final number of participants, every course has a roll-call at the first lecture. If you are unable to attend the roll-call, you need to contact us (studeranu@aces.su.se) no later than the course start date.

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Course period spring 2021: Tuesday 23 March - Friday 4 June

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

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.

    Course period spring 2021: Tuesday 23 March - Friday 4 June

  • 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

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Study counsellors

    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