2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Dec 08, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENV 201 - Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment

Credits: 3
The course introduces students to the principles and methods used to determine whether a relationship exists between an agent and an adverse effect in humans and to independently carry out a risk assessment. Students develop an understanding of current approaches to risk management by writing a risk management paper and learning about risk communication.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Analyze the most relevant terms, principles and methods in environmental toxicology.
  2. Examine the main types of environmental pollutants, their sources, and their potential environmental fate.
  3. Illustrate the ethical, legal, social, and policy implications of environmental toxicological research, uncertainties, and communication.
  4. Evaluate the characteristics of compounds, organisms and ecosystem for their consequences for environmental fate and effect propagation.
  5. Design an experimental approach with meaningful endpoints to assess the environmental and human risk for a topical environmental contamination case.

Prerequisite: ENV 101  

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