546-0415/03 – Environmental Risk Assessment (HoEnvRiz)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Vladimír Lapčík, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Vladimír Lapčík, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year1Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
LAP20 prof. Ing. Vladimír Lapčík, CSc.
KRE71 Ing. Hana Švehláková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+8

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

Tests. Oral examination. Semester work.

E-learning

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Other requirements

Active participation in exercises. Semester work on the assigned topic with the use of foreign literature.

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. Bioindication. Biomonitoring. 10. Ecological Risk Assessment: Dose - response relationship. Bioacumulation. 11. Ecological Risk Assessment: Risk charakterization. 12. Useful databases end software support in risk assessment. 13. Mathematical and statistical tools to analyze biological models, multidimensional data analysis. 14. Risk Management. Laws and Regulations.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  34
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Attending on seminars - min. 90 %, the rest part is possible to substitute (e.g. semester work on the assigned topic with the use of foreign literature).

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (N0724A290006) Preventive Approaches in Environmental Protection HER P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0724A290006) Preventive Approaches in Environmental Protection HER K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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