546-0415/01 – Environmental Risk Assessment (HoEnvRiz)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits3
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Vladimír Lapčík, CSc.Subject version guarantorIng. Hana Švehláková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Year2Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2004/2005Year of cancellation2014/2015
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KRE71 Ing. Hana Švehláková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+0
Combined Graded credit 6+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

After completion of the „Complex Assessment of Environment“ students will understand the risk assessment and management of impact contamineted environment on human health and "health" of ecosystems according to US EPA method.

Teaching methods

Seminars
Tutorials
Project work

Summary

The course will cover topics relating to characterizing source areas, linking fate and transport mechanisms, evaluating exposure pathways and applying toxicology data to evaluate human health risk and environmental risk in a variety of differing contexts. The methods to be presented are applicable to all types of environmental restoration and protection engineering problems. The focus will be primarily on human health risk related to both chemical release scenarios. One of the challenges of this course for students will be to evaluate information and processes that do not all originate from familiar engineering design models.

Compulsory literature:

SUTER, G. W. (editor). Ecological risk assessment. 2nd ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, 2007. 643 p. ISBN 978-1-56670-634 LAWSON, A. (editor). Diseases maping and risk assessment for public health. 1st ed. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 2002. xix, 482 s. ISBN 0-471-98634-8 KAISER, J. and N. H. ENFIELD (editors). Bioindicators and biomarkers of environmental pollution and risk assessment. Science Publishers, 2001. US EPA - Database IRIS (EPA´S Integrated Risk Information System US EPA, Office of Health and Environmental Assessment).

Recommended literature:

BRIGGS, D., C. CORVALÁN, M. NURMINEN. Linkage methods for environmental and health analysis - general guidelines. Geneva: WHO/EHG/95.26, 1996. KUNREUTHER, H. and P. SLOVIC (editors). Challenges in risk assessment and risk management. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Periodical Press, 1996. 220 s. US EPA - Database IRIS (EPA´S Integrated Risk Information System US EPA, Office of Health and Environmental Assessment). Diseases maping and risk assessment for public health. Edited by Andrew LAWSON. 1st ed. Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2002. xix, 482 s. ISBN 0-471-98634-8.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Solving of Case study.

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

Activity at seminars.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.Introduction. What is risk? What is a stressor? What is a hazard? Risk Assessment. Risk Management. EPA. 2.Natural risks. Antropogenous risks. Risk perception. Risk acceptance. 3.Human Health Risk Assessment: Planning and Scoping Process. Hazard identification. 4.Human Health Risk Assessment: Dose – response relationship. 5.Human Health Risk Assessment: Exposure assessment. 6.Human Health Risk Assessment: Risk charakterization. 7.Ecological Risk Assessment: Planning and Scoping Process. Problem formulation. 8.Ecological Risk Assessment: Methods. Conceptions. 9.Ecological Risk Assessment: Analysis. 10.Ecological Risk Assessment: Risk characterization. 11.Mathematical and statistical tools to analyze biological models. 12.Laws and Regulations. 13.Risk Management.

Conditions for subject completion

Combined form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester, validity until: 2011/2012 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded exercises evaluation Graded credit 100 (100) 0
        Úloha Semestral project 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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2011/2012 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Most 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Most 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Most 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2005/2006 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Most 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2004/2005 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan

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