June 14 - June 24, 2021

Course Overview

The course introduces students to the health hazards of substances that are used at work. It describes where hazardous substances are commonly used in industry and what their harmful effect can be. It also explains the underpinning principles of physiology, toxicology and epidemiology.

  • 8-days course work. Schedule design to have 4 hours per day. After 4 days of course, 3 days break time and then 4 days training program. [minimum 45 hours including practical/demonstration sessions, lectures, tutorials, guided reading, overnight questions, and examination].
  • There will be a 40 short answer questions “open book” ONLINE examination with an allowed time of 180 minutes.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Provide definition of commonly used toxicological terms.
  • Describe the main routes by which hazardous substance can enter the body, and the factor which influence their absorption, distribution, storage and elimination.
  • Describe the main source of information on hazardous substances and processes.
  • Recognize hazardous substances in the workplace.
  • Describe the main features of the principal target organs affected by hazardous substance at work, and the factors which influence the degree of harm.
  • Describe the main feature of exposure for hazardous substances commonly encountered in the workplace.
  • Describe the health effect of some common hazardous substances.
  • Undertake basic interpretation of the results from epidemiological studies.

Course Content

  1. Introduction of Toxicology
  2. Type of Health Effects
  3. Basic Human Biology and Target Organs
  4. Basic Toxicokinetics
  5. Dose Response Curves and Toxicity Testing
  6. Epidemiology
  7. Overview of Health Effects
  8. Common Industrial Processes
  9. Specific Industry Profiles
  10. Regulatory Consideration
  11. Biological hazards