Fundamental Toxicology and Risk Assessment is a computer-based training (CBT) program developed through the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). It is geared toward individuals with little or no background in toxicology and risk assessment and has been used successfully as a course supplement at several universities, including the University of California at Riverside and Bowling Green State University.
Computer-based training is a superior method for basic training in toxicology and risk assessment because it is individualized, self-paced, easy to update, and cost effective. It also produces immediate results and is easily accessible for refresher training. It eliminates the expense and difficulty of obtaining instructors and scheduling class time. Fundamental Toxicology and Risk Assessment utilizes colorful, animated graphics to make learning easy and fun.
Fundamental Toxicology and Risk Assessment is an excellent instructional tool for remedial program managers, emergency responders, on-scene coordinators, risk communicators, community relations specialists, permit writers, and others who need to understand the fundamentals of toxicology and risk assessment.
This CBT program has been specifically designed to operate on an IBM or IBM-compatible computer with at least an 80286 microprocessor (AT-type machine). Although it will operate on the slower 8088 microprocessor (XT-type) microprocessor, the execution of its animated graphic sequences will not be optimal at that speed. An EGA or VGA graphics card and monitor are required to operate the program, as well as a hard disk with at least 4.5 megabytes of free space.
"Good training course appropriate for providing background training to workers dealing with hazardous wastes…could also be used effectively as a supplement to an extension or undergraduate course."
-Dr. David A. Eastmond, Assistant Professor
University of California, Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program
"The course is very informative, easy to use and very well organized…graphics are exceptional and are an asset in maintaining the user's interest…interactive features and the self-pacing nature of the program are very valuable."
-James P. Snyder, Director
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources