PVS0167 Quantitative microbial risk assessment, 3.0 Credits
Subjects Veterinary Medicine
No Level Indicated
Pass / Failed
The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.
Admitted to a postgraduate program in animal science, biology, microbiology, medicine, biomedicine, veterinary medicine, food science, nutrition, nursing, or related subjects, or to a residency program in veterinary science
After completing the course, the student shall be able to:
1. Describe and explain the differences between hazards and risks
2. Describe the different frame works for risk analyses
3. Be able to conduct qualitative as well as quantitative (stochastic and deterministic) risk assessments
This course will teach how to conduct a risk assessment according to the OIE and the Codex alimentarius frameworks. The course will teach the concepts of hazard analyses, hazard characterization, dose-response relationships, exposure assessment, and conducting qualitative and quantitative risk assessments using tools such as RiskRanger and @Risk. In addition, the course will touch on the topics of risk management and risk communication.
While most examples will include microbial assessments, we will also use examples of chemical contaminations. The students will be given example data sets to work with, but will also be encouraged to use their own data when applicable.
The course will consist of a pre-course module, an intensive course week in Uppsala, and a postcourse assignment.
Pre-course: Materials to read, 1 day of work.
Course week: Lectures and exercises, 1 full week of work
Post-course: Writing and submission of a report, approximately 4 days of work.
Formats and requirements for examination
Students will be considered passing the course if they show that they have achieved the course objectives during participation in lectures and exercises and handing in a written report.
Due to the extensive exercises that will be during the course week, it is not possible to attend this course by distance.
Online application: www.slu.se/gs-vmas-courses
Department of Clinical Sciences