Toxicology for Environmental Scientists, 7.5 ECTS

Second level

Facts

Study pace 100%
Study time Daytime
Study form Normal
Language English
Special eligibility requirements
Knowledge equivalent to a bachelor's degree, including at least 30 credits in chemistry. Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6 or equivalent.

Description

This course introduces the principles of toxicology with the aim of understanding the hazards posed to humans and wildlife by chemical contaminants. A particular focus for this course will be on dose-response relationships, how chemicals are taken…

This course introduces the principles of toxicology with the aim of understanding the hazards posed to humans and wildlife by chemical contaminants. A particular focus for this course will be on dose-response relationships, how chemicals are taken up, distributed and eliminated in living organisms, subsequent adverse effects, and consideration of underlying molecular mechanisms of toxicity. Topics covered include:

  • exploration of dose-response relationships, toxicological thresholds and methods in toxicological testing
  • chemical and biological considerations of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (ADME)
  • toxicological receptors, and mechanisms-of-action leading to adverse-effects

Course includes lectures, laboratory work, workshop exercises, presentations and discussions.

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Area of interests: Science and Mathematics

Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth. Scientific knowledge makes it possible …

Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth. Scientific knowledge makes it possible to critically examine the credibility of information in different areas of everyday life, society, and the media. As a scientist or mathematician, you will be attractive on a large job market that covers all parts of society and includes everything from pure technology companies to environment and healthcare, as well as research.

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Subject

Environmental Science

Climate changes, environmental pollutants, ozone depletion, poor air and water quality, changes in landscape, waste disposal, depletion of natural resources, loss of ecosystem services, resilience and biological diversity, etc. The list of environmental problems is long as we humans use the resources nature has to offer without knowing or paying attention to the consequences. Environmental Science is a multi-disciplinary subject which applies knowledge from both the natural and social sciences to identify, understand, prevent, and deal with environmental problems caused by human activities. The Bachelor and Master Programs in Environmental Science offer an education in a natural science with environmental relevance and a background to the societal aspects of environmental problems. The programs apply a systems approach to the study of environmental problems and to man’s relationship to his environment. More information can be found at the ITM homepage www.itm.su.se.

Environmental Science