ENVR E-159: Environmental Toxicology and Risk Management
The course introduces students to the principles and methods used to determine whether a causal relationship exists between an agent and an adverse effect in humans and to carry out a risk assessment independently. Students develop an understanding of current approaches to risk management (including writing a risk management paper) and risk communication. The first part of the course deals with those principles and methods used to formulate a causal relationship between exposure and the agent of interest. Absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion; and untoward events related to the genome that can manifest themselves in reproductive or developmental changes and cancer; along with organ systems and whole animal, are examined. The latter part deals with putting this information into practical use as part of the risk assessment, management, and communication paradigm.