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Sugerido: 6 weeks of study, 3 hours per week...
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Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
Fechas límite flexibles

Fechas límite flexibles

Restablece las fechas límite en función de tus horarios.
Nivel principiante

Nivel principiante

Hours to complete

Aprox. 12 horas para completar

Sugerido: 6 weeks of study, 3 hours per week...
Available languages

Inglés (English)

Subtítulos: Inglés (English)...

Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

Semana
1
Hours to complete
4 horas para completar

Week 1: Welcome & Introduction

Start off this week with the peer assessment (we know, we know. . .how can we have an assessment before the course even starts, right?). We simply hope to gauge your initial understanding of the topics that we’ll cover (so grade easy). Then we get into a quick overview of the course, a discussion of chemicals & how we are exposed (in three parts) and an introduction to chemical production & regulation. The module ends with a fun homework assignment: watch an eight-minute video and discuss amongst yourselves (and with us too)....
Reading
5 videos (Total: 65 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Lecture 1A: Chemicals in Our Environment: What Is a Chemical and How Are We Exposed - Burke7m
Lecture 1B: Chemicals in Our Environment: What Is a Chemical and How Are We Exposed - Burke8m
Lecture 1C: Chemicals in Our Environment: What Is a Chemical and How Are We Exposed - Burke21m
The Chemical Revolution - Megan Latshaw14m
Reading2 lecturas
Syllabus10m
Grading10m
Semana
2
Hours to complete
1 hora para completar

Week 2 - Toxicology: What do chemicals do in our bodies?

Now that you have a sense of what a chemical is, and how we are exposed to them, we dive into the science of how chemicals impact our health, starting with toxicology. But before you dive into the study of poisons, please review, evaluate, and grade at least four of your classmates' submissions from last week. After you listen to the lectures by Professor Trush, take the ten-question/multiple-choice quiz that covers weeks 1 & 2. Feel free to go back and use the lectures to help you answer the questions....
Reading
3 videos (Total: 33 min), 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Lecture 3B: A Look Into the World of Toxicology Section B - Trush19m
Toxicology, Toxicokinetics, and Toxicodynamics .1m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Modules 1 and 2 Quiz20m
Semana
3
Hours to complete
1 hora para completar

Week 3 - Biomonitoring: How do we measure these chemicals in our bodies and why?

Start by watching a two-minute video and a five-minute news report. Post your reactions not only to the video and audio files, but also to your peers’ thoughts! Next you’ll hear from a CDC scientist about the US’ National Biomonitoring Program, then you’ll hear how that program translates to the local level. Be sure to keep in mind the relationship of communities to their government! This week is pretty light – so enjoy!...
Reading
2 videos (Total: 37 min)
Video2 videos
Lecture 5: Biomonitoring at State and Local Laboratories - King11m
Semana
4
Hours to complete
1 hora para completar

Week 4 - Health effects of chemicals: How do we figure out how chemicals affect our health?

Finally we get to one of the main questions presented in this course - how do scientists assess the impact of chemicals on our health? You’ll hear from a physician who specializes in environmental & occupational medicine and epidemiology. Then you’ll hear how policymakers use the knowledge that we do have (about chemicals & health) to assess risk and drive policy. Once you’ve viewed the two lectures, another ten-question/multiple-choice quiz will assess how much information you absorbed from weeks 3 and 4. Feel free to go back and use the lectures to help you answer the questions....
Reading
2 videos (Total: 57 min), 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Lecture 7: Risk Assessment in Environmental Decision Making28m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Modules 3 and 4 Quiz20m
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por MPApr 20th 2017

Thank you for giving me excellent information on Chemicals and Health. It is very helpful course for me. Thank you Johns Hopkins University and coursera.

por AGNov 30th 2016

Nice understanding and structured course. It has strongly deepened my knowledge on health outcomes of chemicals.

Instructores

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Dr. Megan Weil Latshaw, PhD

Co-Director of the Masters Programs in Environmental Health
Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Beth A. Resnick, MPH

Associate Scientist
Health Policy and Management

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The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world....

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