Principle of Environmental Risk Assesment

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Principle of Environmental Risk Assesment

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Environmental Sustainability

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Outline
    Massive use of chemical substances in our modern society causes adverse effects on human and ecosystem health. Environmental risk assessment is an interdisciplinary approach to quantitatively evaluate risk caused by hazardous substances.

    Course Objective
    Students will have a chance to understand basic concepts underlying current environmental risk assessment of hazardous chemicals. Specific aims include: (1) to understand the processes governing the environmental fate and distribution of pollutants determining human and ecological exposure, (2) assessment of the adverse effects on human and the ecosystem caused by chemicals, and (3) the exercise of practical models and software currently used for regulatory assessment.

    Recommended pre-requisite
    Basic understanding of chemistry and biology is needed.

    Textbook, Material
    Lecture note and handout will be posted in the class website.

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