Drinking and Bottled Water – Risk assessment
AIM To provide a detailed information on microorganisms of public health significance in drinking water and the importance of risk assessment.
  • Microorganisms and potable water.
  • Origin of microorganisms of public health significance.
  • Characteristics, types, metabolism, multiplication, survival.
  • Health problems caused by polluted drinking water.
  • Epidemiology of drinking water infections.
  • Risk assessment methods – applications – examples.
OUTCOME On completing the module students will be aware of the mechanisms that facilitate the spread of problem microorganisms in drinking waters, as well as the likely impact on public health. Will be able to apply Risk Assessment principles in real life situations.


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