This module and all other modules in the Occupational and Nanotechnology Health and Safety Series require that you first complete PubH X600: Occupational and Nanotechnology Health and Safety Pre-course Survey  There are 19 modules in the series. You will only need to complete the survey one time regardless of the number of modules you chose to complete.

(This module is one of 15  modules on Nanotechnology Health and Safety.)

This module will cover the definitions and types of nanoparticles and nanomaterials, as well as explaining current products containing nanoparticles and nanomaterials and their lifecycles and uses.,


By the end of the module, learners should be able to:

     Define “nanotechnology” and related terms
     Describe several notable nanomaterialsIntro to nanotechnology
     Explain how several notable nanomaterials are used
     Illustrate the lifecycle of several nanomaterial products

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Section Title
Nanotechnology Health and Safety: Introduction to Nanotechnology
Online, self paced
Oct 11, 2017 to Oct 11, 2037
Delivery Options
Self Paced Online  
Course Fee(s)
No Fee non-credit $0.00
Drop Request Deadline
Oct 04, 2017
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 04, 2017
Section Details

There are 14 additional modules on Nanotechnology Health and Safety including:

  Introduction to Nanotechnology

 Exposure to Raw Nanomaterials

 Exposure to Nanomaterials in Products

 Nanomaterials in the Environment

 Nanoparticle Health Effects

Sampling Instrumentation for Airborne Nanomaterials

Sampling Strategies for Airborne Nanomaterials (available soon)

Assessing Dermal Exposures to Nanomaterials (available soon)

Standards and Regulations Pertinent to Nanomaterials (available soon)

Work Practice & Administrative Controls and PPE for Nanomaterials (available soon)

Engineering Controls for Nanomaterials (available soon)

Air Cleaners for Nanoparticles (available soon)

Special Situations and Affiliated Hazards for Nanomaterials (available soon)


Disposal of Nanomaterials (available soon)



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