BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.
This course provides an introduction to the principles of toxicology, specifically: toxicokinetics (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion) and toxicodynamics (acute, chronic, mutagenic, teratogenic and carcinogenic effects). Environmental risk assessment methods for a variety of environmental issues will be presented. The principles of hazard, receptor, and pathway interrelationships and mitigation methods will be used to assess risk and risk management methods. Topics will include toxicity, chemical partitioning (air, water, sediment, soil, groundwater, biota), problem formulation, exposure assessment, risk characterization, and risk management methods. Specific ecological and human health risk assessment techniques required under BC regulations will be presented. The methods of risk management and implementation will be discussed and students will have the opportunity to make an open house style presentation of risk assessment and management applicable to their field of study.
Students are responsible for completion of pre-requisites and co-requisites. Approval required prior to registration, please contact Program Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org - include your A#. No class on Nov 11 -Remembrance Day - Make up class TBA. No class on Sep 30 - Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Make up class TBA.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Assess toxicity of a range of common chemical contaminants: dose response curves, bioavailability, and acute, chronic, mutagenic, teratogenic, carcinogenic and neurological effects.
Identify hazards, receptors, and pathways for a broad range of environmental issues.
Develop a problem formulation and select appropriate risk assessment methods for typical risk scenarios.
Describe the benefits of systematic risk assessment and management, taking into consideration the associated environmental, social, and financial implications.
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