This topic provides a general introduction to the concepts of human health risk assessment and management. It includes examples of current relevance to all those interested in providing and maintaining healthy environments including assessing and managing risks associated with water quality, food safety, air quality and contaminated sites. Sessions will also include real-life scenarios and a step-wise approach to issues involved in carrying out real risk assessments from experts. Students are encouraged to try out what they have heard in a choice of group projects to cover issues of relevance to everyone attending. Issues covered may include ensuring food safety, managing air emissions and quality, global climate change, vector borne disease and microbial and chemical contamination of water supplies.
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