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.


A. Wallace Hayes
Claire L. Kruger





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