Oversight of Next Generation Nanotechnology
Oversight of new technologies in this century will occur in a context characterized by rapid scientific advancement, accelerated application of science and frequent product changes. The products will be technically complex, pose potential health and environmental problems and have an impact on many sectors of society simultaneously. They may also raise challenges to moral and ethical beliefs. Nanotechnology embodies all of these characteristics as well as particular ones that challenge conventional methods of risk assessment, standard setting and oversight implementation.
This course addresses applications of current nanotechnology research with an emphasis on next generation advancements. It presents a summary of existing oversight programs and outlines the required framework of an oversight system that can address the potential risks and consequences of new and emerging materials.
Once you complete your course review, take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credit.
This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Understanding of the existing regulatory system
- Familiarity with nanotechnology and potential next generation materials and processes
- Elements of a regulatory system designed for nanotechnology including oversight, monitoring, risk assessment, enforcement, and international cooperation
Download the Course to review and begin earning your PDH credits.
We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This courses is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.