COURSE CANCELLED IN 2019/2020|
The MSc course on Risk Management of Chemicals follows a project-oriented setting by evaluating the human and environmental risk of a chemical in different situations. Real cases will be evaluated together with risk assessors that do the evaluations of chemicals in daily practice. The course also familiarizes students with the institutions, policy and regulation involved. The course builds forth on the bachelor-course Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, which focused on theoretical foundations. This course expands on theory and utilizes that to venture into the practices on safeguarding and restoring human health and biodiversity.
Introducing the field, the needs and options for chemical management are introduced, relating to e.g. the sustainable development goals. This is followed by introductions to important European legislations involving chemicals, with an emphasis on the Registration and Evaluation of CHemicals (REACH). The course involves introduction to risk characterization methods and the use of associated tools, and the use of those in realistic implementation projects, in order to help understanding risk assessment and management practices, with the eventual aim to avoid and reduce chemical exposures, risks and impacts. Part of the course is devoted to assess, interpret and communicate the human and environmental risks of a specific chemical in a realistic project setting.
|For all students, except the Faculty of Medicine, the Bachelor course Human and Ecological Risk Assessment is recommended for gaining basic theoretical understanding of the risk assessment process. In case of indistinctness, the course coordinator takes the final decision on entry allowance.|
|Tentamination (knowledge of theory), and Evaluation of written report on practical examples (practical experience).|
|The course includes lectures, presentations and discussions on the needs for chemical management (sustainable development goals, human and environmental protection), and on associated chemical legislations, risk screening tools and risk reduction measures, in a combined theory- and practices-oriented risk assessment setting.|