Introduction to assessment and management of chemicals
The Department of Environmental Science is offering a MOOC course for those who would like to know more about the assessment and management of chemicals. The course is open to all and it’s available online. Welcome to register!
The course is an introduction to the assessment of chemicals and strategies to reduce the risk. It presents key terms and concepts and explains the general approach from a global perspective. Topics addressed include:
This web-based course consists of six modules. The first module addresses if and why chemicals can be a threat to human health and the environment, and the following five describe the key elements of risk assessment and management of chemicals.
The course is intended for environmental scientists, decision-makers, policymakers, regulators, and medical professionals from all over the world who would like to know more about how the health and environmental impacts of chemicals are assessed and can be managed.
Previous experience in the assessment and management of chemicals is not needed. There are no eligibility criteria, but basic training in toxicology and environmental chemistry is an advantage
Primary course literature
Swedish Chemicals Agency. 2020. Hazard and risk assessment of chemicals – an introduction. https://www.kemi.se/download/18.32f4eb311753c0a67fe1cf6/1604653630900/Guidance-Hazard-and-risk-assessment-an-introduction.pdf