Denmark, Copenhagen

Environmental Health

when 22 August 2016 - 26 August 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 533

Assessment of hazards from exposure to environmental agents is for a large part based on review of available data on exposure, toxicology and epidemiology by international expert committees. The curriculum contains four class sessions (each 5x45 min). It describes an integrated approach to hazard identification of environmental exposures, using information on exposure assessment, toxicology and epidemiology. The curriculum follows the approach developed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) for classification of carcinogens as an example of international hazard identification. The lectures describe 1) exposure assessment of environmental factors, 2) use of cell cultures and animal models in environmental health assessment (3R and mechanisms of action), 3) epidemiology of the most relevant environmental exposures, and 4) IARC classification of carcinogens.

Course leader

Peter Møller

Target group

The course is open to MSc students.

Course aim


Demonstrate understanding of the problems of exposure assessment for environmental factors

Demonstrate understanding using cell culture and animal models in hazard identification of environmental exposures

Demonstrate understanding of epidemiology in environmental health studies

Demonstrate understanding of integrated hazard identification procedure


Participate in development and validation of exposure measurement of environmental agents

Analyse exposure-response relationships

Apply methods for exposure assessment for environmental risk factors

Participate in hazard identification of exposures in environmental health studies


Extract and discuss strength and weaknesses of relevant toxicological and epidemiological literature

Discuss exposure and outcome assessment with relevant specialists

Critically evaluate and interpret toxicological and epidemiological studies, design and data

Discuss and apply the results on toxicological and epidemiological studies in hazard identification

Fee info

EUR 533: EU/EAA citizens
EUR 833: Non EU/EAA citizens