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Title Novel methods and approaches in health risk assessment
Course number 2795
Program Miljöfaktorer och hälsa
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2017-09-25 -- 2017-09-29
Responsible KI department Institutet för miljömedicin
Specific entry requirements Course Health risk assessment: principles and applications, or corresponding knowledge.
Purpose of the course 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.
Learning outcomes 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
Contents of the course 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.
Teaching and learning activities The course includes lectures, discussions, practical exercises and group assignments.
Compulsory elements 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.
Literature and other teaching material Scientific papers, guidance documents and reports on methods in health risk assessment.
Number of students 8 - 20
Selection of students 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)
More information The course is held at KI Campus Solna.
Additional course leader Course directors: Johanna Zilliacus and Annika Hanberg, Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM), Karolinska Institutet.
Earlier evaluation of the course Not available
Course responsible Johanna Zilliacus
Institutet för miljömedicin
08 52483544
Johanna.Zilliacus@ki.se
Contact person Johanna Bergman
Institutet för miljömedicin

johanna.bergman@ki.se

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