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Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Ronald White
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructors:

Students apply environmental health risk analysis techniques (risk assessment, risk management, risk communication) to the use of engineered nanomaterials in nanotechnology and products. Discusses how nanomaterials are used in consumer, industrial and medical products and their potential health risks. Explores the current and emerging approaches for nanotoxicology, and examines nanomaterial fate and transport in the environment. Assesses the determination of nanomaterial exposures and explores various approaches to the management and communication of nanotechnology risks and benefits.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe how fundamental principles of risk assessment, risk management and risk communication interrelate with the use of engineered nanomaterials in products and technologies in a societal context
Identify key issues and approaches to assessing and managing the health impacts of engineered nanomaterials in technologies and products
Analyze and articulate the application of risk analysis approaches to engineered nanomaterials in technology and products, including potential risk-risk and risk-benefit trade-off issues

Methods of Assessment: Grading for the course will be based on the following components: final paper (75%) and class participation (25%).
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Sat 06/14/2014 - Sat 06/14/2014
  • Saturday 8:30 - 5:00
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 20
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Consent required for auditors, students with no previous training in the risk sciences

For consent, contact:

Introduction to the Risk Sciences and Public Policy or equivalent academic training or professional experience.

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2015-2016