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OHTA W507 – Health Effects of Hazardous Chemical Substances

Description

Aims

This course aims to:

Provide an introduction to the principles of toxicology, physiology and epidemiology. The course will cover the main types of harmful effects to target organs from exposure to chemical hazards at work, and the hazards associated with common hazardous substances.

Learning Outcomes

On completing this course successfully, the student will be able to:

Provide definitions of commonly used toxicological terms;

Describe the main routes by which hazardous substances can enter the body, and the factors which influence their absorption, distribution, storage and elimination;

Describe the main sources of information on hazardous substances and processes;

Describe the main features of the principal target organs affected by hazardous substances at work, and the factors which influence the degree of harm;

Describe the main routes of exposure and toxic and health effects for hazardous substances commonly encountered in the workplace;

Carry out basic interpretation of the results from epidemiological studies.

 

Course Format

Normally run as a 5 day taught course [minimum 45 hours including lectures, tutorials, practical/demonstration sessions, guided reading, overnight questions and examination]. There will be a 40 short answer question “open book” examination with an allowed time of 120 minutes.

Topics

                                               Content

Topic

Title

Time Allocation

1

Basic Principles of Toxicology

25%

2

Physiology and Target Organs

30%

3

Epidemiology

15%

4

Health Effects and Industrial Processes Biological Agents (outlined as annex*)

30%

Training info

Status: This event is approved by OHTA for the international qualifications scheme
Approved by OHTA
Category: Hazardous Substances
Level: Intermediate
Training provider: Apex Environmental cc

Info

Location On-line Real time ( GMT+2 ) delivery and attendance
Starts 23 Mar 2021 08:30
Ends 30 Mar 2021 16:00
Course leader Naadiya Nadasen Registered Occupational Hygienist (SAIOH)
Places 10
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