MBI-3003 Toxicology - 10 ECTS
A bachelor degree in biomedicine or an equivalent bachelor degree.
There is a minimum limit of 3 students for this course. Should there be fewer that 3 students, the course will not run.
Recommended prerequisites are MBI-2001 Biochemistry, BIO-2305 General animal physiology and MBI-2005 General pharmacology and toxicology.
The minimum average grade requirement is:
- C - for bachelor's degree or equivalent issued in Europe, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand
- B - for bachelor's degree or equivalent issued in all other countries
Applicationcode to singular course (nordic applicants): 9371
The following topics are included:
exposure to potentially toxic substances, adverse effects, chemical interactions, epidemiology and human toxicology, toxicodynamics and toxicokinetics, risk assessment and risk management, exposure and monitoring, genetic toxicology, reproductive toxicology, imunotoxicology, skin toxicology, respiratory toxicology, hepato-, nephro- and neuro-toxicity, occupational toxicology, biocides and pesticides.
Students should be able to
· explain how toxic substances are handled by an organism (toxicokinetics) and how they affect the organism (toxicodynamics).
· describe the nature of various toxic compounds as well as toxic effects, including their biochemical and molecular mechanisms of action
· explain the dose-response relationships and time-response relationships
Written exam (4 hours) and alphabetical grades (A-F). The semester project is not a part of the assessment for the alphabetical grade.
Course work requirements: A semester project with an oral presentation of the project must be approved in order to attend the final exam.
A re-sit exam/postponed exam will be arranged early in the following semester, for candidates who failed the exam, or who, for valid reasons, were unable to attend. Previous exams here.