W507 Health Effects of Hazardous Substances
Duration: 5 days
The Health Effects of Hazardous Substances short course provides an introduction to the principles of toxicology, physiology and epidemiology. The main types of harmful effects to target organs from exposure to chemical hazards at work, and the hazards associated with common hazardous substances.
On successful completion of this course you should be able to:
Provide definitions of commonly used toxicological terms
Describe the main routes by which hazardous substances can enter the body, and the factors which influence their absorption, distribution, storage and elimination
Describe the main sources of information on hazardous substances and processes
Describe the main features of the principal target organs affected by hazardous substances at work, and the factors which influence the degree of harm.
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