Research Trends in Toxicology, 7.5 ECTS

Second level

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The course explors current research trends by discussion of case-studies, learning new molecular-level tools, and challenges in modern applied toxicology.

How the principles of toxicology are being applied to cutting-edge research questi...

The course explors current research trends by discussion of case-studies, learning new molecular-level tools, and challenges in modern applied toxicology.

How the principles of toxicology are being applied to cutting-edge research questions in human and environmental toxicology
Novel tools available for toxicological research and how these are leading to discovery of new effects and modes-of-toxic-action
 Toxicity testing in the 21st century, toxicogenomics, ecotoxicology, genetic toxicology, endocrine disruption, reproductive or developmental toxicology, dealing with chemical mixtures, and topical issues such as emerging contaminants and microplastics

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

Required course for MSc in Environmental Science, Elective course in the natural sciences

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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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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