Course syllabus for

Project in Toxicology, 7.5 credits

Projekt i toxikologi, 7.5 hp
This course syllabus is valid from autumn 2023.
Please note that the course syllabus is available in the following versions:
Autumn2016 , Autumn2018 , Autumn2023
Course code
Course name
Project in Toxicology
7.5 credits
Form of Education
Higher Education, study regulation 2007
Main field of study 
AV - Second cycle 
Grading scale
Fail (U), pass (G) or pass with distinction (VG)
Institute of Environmental Medicine
Decided by
Programnämnd 7
Decision date
Revised by
Education committee IMM
Last revision
Course syllabus valid from
Autumn 2023

Specific entry requirements

Lowest the grade Pass at all courses on semester 1 and 2, as well as the courses Global toxicology in a sustainable society, and either Molecular and cellular toxicology or Risk assessment and in silico toxicology, within the Master's Programme in Toxicology.


Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

Regarding knowledge and understanding

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the area of study,
  • demonstrate methodological knowledge and understanding in the area of study,

Regarding skills and ability

  • acquire and critically review relevant literature in the field of the chosen project,
  • collect data and/or other relevant information for compilation and analysis,
  • carry out the project according to Karolinska Institutet's guidelines for ethically correct research,
  • clearly present and critically discuss his or her work in written and oral forms, for the scientific community,


Individual work of relevance to toxicology.  An individual project plan is written by the supervisor together with the student. The project work can be carried out at a university, public authority or company.

Teaching methods

Individual work under supervision, but with a certain degree of independence, participation in seminars, meetings and other similar activities taking place where the work is carried out. Studies of literature according to the recommendation of the supervisor and the student's own assessment. 


The examination consists of a written report. The examiner sets the grade based on the student's written report.

Project placement
The examiner may immediately suspend a student's project placement or equivalent if the student demonstrates serious deficiencies in knowledge, skills or attitudes in a way that trust with the partner may be damaged or broken.

Transitional provisions

Other directives

The course language is English.

Literature and other teaching aids

Scientific literature of relevance for the project.