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Toxicology for Environmental Scientists

  • 7.5 credits

This course introduces the principles of toxicology with the aim of understanding the hazards posed to humans and wildlife by chemical contaminants.


Toxicology for Environmental Scientists

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 structure

    Teaching format

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

  • Schedule

    This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to continuous change. For this reason, we do not recommend print-outs. At the start of the course, your institution will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Contact

    Study councellors


    Course coordinator

    Isabella Karlsson, Isabella.Karlsson@aces.su.se
    Department of Environmental Science, Unit of Exposure & Effects

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