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Cursus: NWI-MB024C
NWI-MB024C
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment
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CursusNWI-MB024C
Studiepunten (ECTS)6
Categorie03 (Verdiepend)
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica; BioWetenschappen;
Docenten
VorigeVolgende 1
Coördinator
prof. dr. ir. A.J. Hendriks
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Examinator
prof. dr. ir. A.J. Hendriks
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Contactpersoon van de cursus
prof. dr. ir. A.J. Hendriks
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Docent
prof. dr. ir. A.J. Hendriks
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Docent
prof. dr. A.M.J. Ragas
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Collegejaar2023
Periode
KW2  (06-11-2023 t/m 28-01-2024)
Aanvangsblok
KW2
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
Opmerking-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen
After completing the course, the student should be able to
1. describe the main chemical and toxicological processes determining emission, fate, accumulation and effects of pollutants,
2. apply simple models simulating the above-mentioned processes and interpret the results and
3. critically reflect upon human and ecological risk assessments of pollutants from a scientific and stakeholder perspective.
Inhoud
Relevance
The course Human and Ecological Risk Assessment is relevant for those who aspire to one of the following functions in research or management on environmental, nature and water issues,  esp.
- Officer in a governmental body, involved in the determination or enforcement of policy on pollution,
- Manager in a company involved in permit applications and monitoring of compliance with emission standards,
- Advisor in a consultancy firm, involved in analysis of pollution in relation to other environmental issues,
- Scientist in an institute (e.g. RIVM, university) investigating environmental quality (standards),
- Staff member of a Health Care Inspectorate, employed for surveillance of the environmental health.
- Activist in environmental groups, involved in the public awareness of pollution,

Contents
The course Human and Ecological Risk Assessment is an introduction to the study of pollutants in the environment. It provides the chemical, toxicological and ecological knowledge needed to understand the processes determining the emission, fate, accumulation and effects of substances. Moreover, the course addresses the quantitative methods to assess the risks of pollutants on ecosystem and human health.

Instructional modes
  • Lecture
  • Response course
  • Self-study
  • Computer practicals 
Niveau

Voorkennis
Students from the differentiation phase of Biosciences and Molecular Sciences will be admitted to the module without further requirements. The module is also open to students who have completed the first two years of the study programme Biomedical Sciences. Other students will need permission beforehand from the course-coordinator who will check whether the student meets the entry-level.
Basic knowlegde of Excel is required. 
Toetsinformatie
The course is graded by an open book exam, counts for 100%.

To be eligible for sitting the exam, students should have done and uploaded the self study and working groups assignments answers.
Bijzonderheden

Verplicht materiaal
Handleiding
Manual downloadable via Brightspace
Reader
E-book, papers, calculation sheets downloadable via Brightspace
Rekenmachine
Calculator with statistical functions necessary during the exam
Werkvormen
Computerpracticum
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Cursus
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Project

Sustainability certificate
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Toetsen
Exam
Weging1
ToetsvormTentamen
GelegenhedenBlok KW2, Blok KW3

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