Health risk assessment is a useful planning and decision making tool for qualitative and quantitative assessment of environmental health hazards and their impacts on human health. It is a versatile methodology that can be applied in many areas of environmental health . This short course will focus on three applications of chemical hazard, biological hazard risk assessment and safety . The short course will be delivered in the form of lectures as well as demonstration, case studies, hands-on exercises and field-visit.
This course is aimed at providing participants with basic knowledge and increasing awareness of environmental hazard, include chemical and microbial hazard, developing and updating methodological skills in hazard assessment and controlling the health risk.
Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
- Explain environmental health significance of chemical and microbial hazards
- Define the main routes of hazardous chemicals and microbial can enter the body, and the factors influence their absorption
- Explain epidemiology and toxicology aspect in health risk assessment
- Describe the approach in application of health risk assessment
- Understand how to select appropriate equipment to measure chemical and microbial contaminants and devise a suitable sampling strategy
- Apply hazard identification, exposure assessment, dose-response relationships, risk characterization, and risk management for chemicals and microbial hazard assessment
- Understand reporting guidelines for health risk
- Understand how to communicate the health risk to the government agency
- Suggest appropriate control approaches for chemical and microbial exposure
The course is relevance to practitioners and professionals working, teaching or researching in environmental health, health risk assessment or related fields.
It is opened to all those with undergraduate training in physical and biological sciences. It is most appropriate for academicians, environmental researchers, EIA consultants, contaminated land consultants, and officers from government regulatory agencies related to environment as well as health agencies.
- Prof Dino Pisaniello, Director of OEH Laboratory, Professor of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, The University of Adelaide.
- Len Turczynowicz, PhD(Med), Researcher in Exposure Science and Consultant
FMG Engineering, University of Adelaide
- Anwar Mallongi, PhD. Head of Environmental Department, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University
- Yahya Thamrin, PhD. Occupational Health Department, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University
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