*NEW* Live Streaming Training Class – Introduction to Toxicology & Human Health Risk Assessment

Course duration: 6 hours total – split into three sessions

Dates & times (2020)

April 27th, 28th, 29th April.  Times: 1000 – 1200 (UK time)

Or  June 9th, 10th 11th June. Times: 1430-1630 (UK time)

Fee:  £399/person  early bird discount (expires 7 days prior to course),£499/person (full price).

Please reserve your place with an email to [email protected]
Or book directly here: Online Booking


Want to learn about Toxicology & Human Health Risk Assessment in a live streaming virtual classroom?


This new live streaming online training class (6 hours total – split over three sessions)  is the perfect introductory course to toxicology & human health risk assessment.

It is perfect for anyone who wishes to avoid the current problems and cost of travelling but wants something more substantial than a webinar or eLearning course.

Broken down into three separate 2-hour sessions which are run over three consecutive days, this live streaming class provides a thorough introduction into toxicology and human health risk assessment.


Throughout this introductory course, we will look at a range of case studies, and exercises will be set to help consolidate the learning. Furthermore, there will be time set at aside at the beginning of every session to go over previously covered material.

In order to ensure maximum involvement in the course, there will be only a limited number of places as all delegates are encouraged, where possible, to use a headset with microphone to enable them to talk to the rest of the group and ask/answer questions.


What will be covered

SESSION 1 – Introduction to Toxicology, terminology and dose-response  (2 hours)

Chemicals, and homeostasis

  • What is toxicology and how it differs to ecotoxicology
  • Chemicals are all around us
  • Cells, tissues, organs, organ systems,
  • Homeostasis
  • Adaptation and cell injury
  • Cellular responses to injury
  • Acute and chronic toxicity
  • Adverse effects

The dose makes the poison

  • Dose-response curves
  • Thresholded and non-thresholded effects
  • NOAEL and LOAEL

Introduction to how chemicals cause harm

  • Local and systemic effects

Basic Toxicokinetics

  • Absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion.
  • How knowledge of toxicokinetics can help in understanding species differences in response to chemical exposure.

SESSION 2 – How chemicals cause harm & assessment of toxicity                (2 hours)

How chemicals cause harm (I) – local effects

Irritation and corrosion (skin, eyes and respiratory tract)

How chemicals cause harm (II) – Systemic effects

  • Target organ toxicity (with specific reference to the liver and kidneys)
  • Reproductive and developmental effects
  • Carcinogenicity
  • Genetic toxicology
  • Skin and respiratory sensitisers.

Assessment of Toxicity (I) – Introduction

  • Where to find data and how to evaluate it
  • Alternative methods and the 3Rs
  • Common terminology, in vitro, ex vivo, in vivo, in silico, in chemico
  • The basic design of toxicity studies (control, replicates, etc)

Assessment of Toxicity (II) – Methods

  • Acute toxicity
  • Repeated dose toxicity
  • Genetic toxicology
  • Carcinogenicity studies

SESSION 3 – Assessment of Toxicity (III) and introduction to Human Health Risk Assessment (2 hours)

  • Reproductive and developmental toxicity studies
  • Sensitisation studies (skin and respiratory)
  • Irritation and corrosion
  • Limitations of toxicity testing

Introduction to human health risk assessment

  • Prospective and retrospective risk assessment
  • Hazard, exposure and the relationship to risk
  • Hazard characterisation and risk characterisation
  • Safety factors, uncertainty factors and assessment factors
  • Exposure routes and exposure assessment
  • Risk management measures

Who should attend

  • Authors of safety data sheets (SDSs) throughout the supply chain
  • Product stewards
  • Regulatory affairs managers
  • Health and safety professionals
  • Occupational health professionals
  • Product safety professionals

What is included in the fee

(1) Attendance on the live streaming 6-hour (split over three sessions) training class.

(2) All course materials (slides and course notes)

(3) A copy of the recording for your own personal use.

(4) A certificate of attendance for your training records.

Furthermore, you will be able to contact the trainer at any time both during and after completion of the course.


About your trainer

Laura holds an MSc in Applied Toxicology, a BSc (Hons) Chemistry, PgC Occupational Hygiene and PGCE Post Compulsory Teaching Qualification.

She has worked for many years in industry working in product stewardship which includes writing safety data sheets, classification and labelling, regulatory submissions and workplace risk assessments.  She is an experienced trainer and a published author. Her recent book ‘A Practical Guide to Toxicology and Human Health Risk Assessment (John Wiley & Sons, December 2018)


Dates & times (2020) – live streaming class

Course duration: 6 hours total – split into three sessions

April 27th, 28th, 29th April.  Times: 1000 – 1200 (UK time)

Or  June 9th, 10th 11th June. Times: 1430-1630 (UK time)

Fee:  £399/person  early bird discount (expires 7 days prior to course),£499/person (full price).

Please reserve your place with an email to [email protected]
Or book directly here: Online Booking