Netherlands, Utrecht

Toxicology and Environmental Health

when 17 August 2015 - 28 August 2015
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 890

Risk is an integral part of life. We take, perceive, ignore and experience risks every day. The Utrecht University Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS) investigates risks to human health. Our research focuses on risks related to chemical, biological, and physical agents in the environment, the work place and the food chain. During this two-week residential summer school students will be introduced to the three approaches used in risk assessment: exposure assessment, toxicology (the science of poisons) and epidemiology (the science of public health).

Course leader

Students attend a series of lectures in human and environmental risk assessment at an advanced undergraduate level. Students also participate in exercises, case studies and practical sessions under the guidance of a range of staff.

Target group

Advanced bachelors / beginning masters with a strong background in biology, biomedical or environmental sciences and an interest in toxicology and environmental health as well as a good proficiency in English. Applicants should go through a selection procedure. (Maximum number of participants: 25).

Course aim

To give students an introduction to the field of risk assessment in toxicology and environmental health. At the end of the course participants will have acquired basic knowledge and skills in human and environmental health risk assessment

Credits info

3 EC
+ certificate of attendance

Fee info

EUR 890: Including housing
EUR 550: Excluding housing


A limited number of scholarships in the form of (partial) fee waivers and/or accommodation intended for talented students from developing countries is available. Talented students from other countries can also apply. There are no travel grants. If you see

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