Cancer Risk Assessment
The course is given every second year. The latest course was on May 18-22, 2015. Next course dates will be announced here later.
The course is organised by the Advanced International Training Programme in Health Risk Assessment at IMM in collaboration with the Doctoral programme Environmental Factors and Health (EFH) at Karolinska Institutet, course number 2467 and the Executive and Professional Education Office at Karolinska Institutet.
The course corresponds to 1.5 ECTS credits.
After the course, the student will have acquired knowledge and understanding about mechanisms involved in chemical carcinogenesis. The student will be familiar with the methods used to generate data for chemical cancer risk assessment. The student will be able to locate and gather relevant data used for chemical hazard identification. After the course the student will be able to evaluate and discuss scientific data used in chemical hazard identification and cancer risk assessment.
Molecular mechanisms for chemical carcinogenesis will be presented. Experimental test models and epidemiological methods to identify carcinogens and to assess the potency of carcinogens will be discussed. Methods and policies used in carcinogen risk assessment will be discussed in connection with group work. The students will perform practical risk assessment in groups.
Teaching and learning activities
The course consists of lectures, group seminars and group work presentations.
The course programme for the previous course on May 18-22, 2015 is available here.
The course is intended for PhD students and other participants from academia as well as participants from authorities and industry.
There is no course fee for PhD students. The fee for participants from academia (except PhD students), from authorities and from industry will be announced later. Course fee includes course material, coffee breaks and a get together reception. Payment of course fee can only be accepted from the participant’s employer, not from individuals.
The participants must cover their costs for travel and accommodation.
Information on application procedure to the next course will be available later.
Ilona Silins and Kristian Dreij, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet.