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MBI-3003 Toxicology - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Health Sciences

Type of course

Students following the master programme in biomedicine, or other students interested in the topic such as singular course students.

Course contents

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.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1st of December.

Admission requirements

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:

Applicationcode to singular course (nordic applicants): 9371

Objective of the course

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

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

The course includes lectures (32 hours) and a compulsory semester project. The students must give a mandatory presentation of the semester project to his/her fellow students. The semester project must be approved before the student may attend the exam.


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.

Course overlap

MBI-3002 Pharmacology 5 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

Information about syllabus/reading will be given when the course starts.
Lectures Spring 2019
First attendance: Se shedule for more informationThis course has a minimum limit of 3 students for the course to run. Contact student advisor Anine T. Andersen for more information.
Lecture See Schedule for more information about the timetable.

f.aman. Lisbeth Aasmoe
prof. Berit Elisabeth Bang
prof. Aina Westrheim Ravna
f.aman. Mari Gabrielsen
stip. Linn Mari Evenseth
Group lecture f.aman. Lisbeth Aasmoe
prof. Berit Elisabeth Bang
prof. Aina Westrheim Ravna
f.aman. Mari Gabrielsen