The objectives of the CBIM module are to enable students to understand the causes of chemical and biological incidents; introduce methods of assessing the impacts of incidents; and develop a practical approach to managing and solving problems caused by chemical and biological incidents.
By the end of the module students should be able to:
- Understand how chemical and biological incidents may occur and identify sources of contamination.
- Discuss the current techniques for assessing exposure to contaminants from incidents.
- Understand how emergency planning is used for management of incidents.
- Understand how risk assessment can applied to chemical and biological incidents.
- Have knowledge of environmental epidemiology in relation to incidents.
- Appreciate the legislative issues (Including liability) of incidents.
- Discuss the methods available for communicating the risk of incidents to the public.
- Evaluate the relative merits and disadvantages of remediation techniques available for chemical and biological spills.
- Management Plan 70% (3000 words), Poster (30%)