Chemicals and Health: Online course by Johns Hopkins University

Chemicals and Health: Online course


Chemicals make up every part of us! Some chemicals are vital to our health, while others may be harmful. This course focuses on the potentially harmful effects of some of the many chemicals we encounter every day, with particular attention to measuring our exposures to these chemicals.

About the course
This course covers chemicals in our environment and in our bodies and how they impact our health. It addresses policies and practices related to chemicals, particularly related to how they get into our bodies (exposures), what they do when they get there (toxicology), how to measure them (biomonitoring) and their impact on our health.

Course Syllabus
Week 1:
Chemicals in our environment: What is a chemical and how are we exposed?
Week 2: Toxicology: What do chemicals do in our bodies?
Week 3: Biomonitoring: Who and how are we measuring these chemicals in our bodies?
Week 4: Health effects of chemicals: How do we figure out how chemicals affect our health?
Week 5: Chemicals policy: What do we do about chemicals & health?
Week 6: Case studies

No background is required.

Course Sessions
September 15, 2014 - October 27, 2014

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