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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 3 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

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  • Nutritionists
  • Pharmacists
  • Scientists
  • Biologists
  • Artists

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Week 1: Welcome & Introduction

5 videos (Total 65 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 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
2 readings
Syllabus10m
Grading10m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

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

3 videos (Total 33 min), 1 quiz
3 videos
Lecture 3B: A Look Into the World of Toxicology Section B - Trush19m
Toxicology, Toxicokinetics, and Toxicodynamics .1m
1 practice exercise
Modules 1 and 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

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

2 videos (Total 37 min)
2 videos
Lecture 5: Biomonitoring at State and Local Laboratories - King11m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

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

2 videos (Total 57 min), 1 quiz
2 videos
Lecture 7: Risk Assessment in Environmental Decision Making28m
1 practice exercise
Modules 3 and 4 Quiz20m
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By 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.

By AGNov 30th 2016

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

Instructors

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Dr. Megan Weil Latshaw, PhD

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

About Johns Hopkins University

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