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Titel Novel methods and approaches in health risk assessment
Kursnummer 2795
Program Miljöfaktorer och hälsa
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 1.5
Datum 2017-09-25 -- 2017-09-29
Kursansvarig institution Institutet för miljömedicin
Särskild behörighet Course Health risk assessment: principles and applications, or corresponding knowledge.
Kursens syfte The purpose of the course is to give the student knowledge and understanding of how to perform a health risk assessment using systematic review methodology and other novel approaches.
Kursens lärandemål After the course the student should be able to:
define and analyse the scope and purpose of a health risk assessment to identify the specific questions to address
apply and critically discuss methods to identify, assess and integrate scientific evidence in a health risk assessment
critically discuss the need for and importance of transparency in health risk assessment
Kursens innehåll The course includes novel methods and approaches for reaching evidence-based conclusions in health risk assessment. The scope and purpose of a health risk assessment is analysed with the aim to define specific questions related to risk assessment. Different types of scientific evidence that are used in a health risk assessment are identified. Methods for performing a systematic review are practiced, including searching for scientific studies, selection of studies, extraction of data from studies and assessment of reliability and relevance of studies. Methods for assessment of in vitro, in vivo and epidemiological studies are introduced and discussed. Integration of scientific evidence in weight of evidence approach is addressed. The importance of addressing uncertainty in health risk assessment is highlighted. The need for and importance of transparency in health risk assessment is discussed.
Arbetsformer The course includes lectures, discussions, practical exercises and group assignments.
Obligatoriska moment Participation in practical exercises and group assignments are compulsory. Absence can be compensated with an individual assignment.
Examination Examination is in the form of a written assignment and/or oral presentation.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel Scientific papers, guidance documents and reports on methods in health risk assessment.
Antal studenter 8 - 20
Urval av studenter Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date)
Övrig information The course is held at KI Campus Solna.
Ytterligare kursledare Course directors: Johanna Zilliacus and Annika Hanberg, Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM), Karolinska Institutet.
Tidigare omdöme av kursen Not available
Kursansvarig Johanna Zilliacus
Institutet för miljömedicin
08 52483544
Johanna.Zilliacus@ki.se
Kontaktpersoner Johanna Bergman
Institutet för miljömedicin

johanna.bergman@ki.se

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