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Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology Regulations

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5 weeks
Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology Regulations

Ecotoxicology is an essential practice which studies the effects toxic chemicals pose on biological organisms. Agrochemical companies are required to perform an ecotoxicological risk assessment to evaluate the effect their product will impose on the environment, with the aim to reduce and monitor the effects of pollution. As a mandatory requirement to the regulators and to the ecosystem surrounding the product, it is imperative to ensure you conduct your assessments effectively.

This online course offers a comprehensive overview of the regulatory ecotoxicology requirements for both aquatic and terrestrial environments. Over 9 modules will learn best practice for conducting risk assessments and learn about the data requirements needed to support your regulatory documentation of plant protection products (PPPs). You will also be introduced to endocrine disruptors, modelling and future developments in ecotoxicology to remain current with regulations and trends.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to gain a broad overview of regulatory trends and requirements in agrochemical ecotoxicology including those who are:

  • New to regulatory ecotoxicology or wishing to update their knowledge
  • Moving into regulatory ecotoxicology from other areas within agrochemicals
  • In other areas of the agrochemical industry who would find knowledge of regulatory ecotoxicology useful for their role

Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • Evaluate EU data requirements for ecotoxicology and outline upcoming changes to regulations
  • Understand how environmental fate data links to risk assessments
  • Assess the specific risk assessments for aquatic organisms and terrestrial organisms, including bees
  • Explore the key developments and updates for endocrine disruptors
  • Gaining a better understanding of modelling techniques and applications
  • Develop your awareness of global ecotoxicology requirements

Training Course Content

  • Module 1: Data requirements and guidance updates
  • Module 2: Introducing risk assessments
  • Module 3: Risk assessments: Aquatic ecotoxicology
  • Module 4: Risk assessments: Terrestrial ecotoxicology
  • Module 5: Exposure
  • Module 6: Uniform Principles
  • Module 7: Endocrine disruptors
  • Module 8: An introduction to modeling
  • Module 9: Conclusions and future developments

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PTI - Pharmaceutical Training International - Training for the Pharma Industry

PTI is the global leader in professional education for the pharmaceutical industry, delivering a broad course portfolio that covers the industry spectrum: R&D, Clinical Development, Generics, Bio-pharmaceuticals, fine Chemicals, Agro-chemicals, Medical Devices, Animal Health, Manufacturing and Regulations. PTI's open courses,...

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