For students attending the course Principles of Toxicology (7.5 credits) course code 4TX018

The Principles of Toxicology-course contains cell biology and biochemistry from a toxicological perspective, and mechanisms of toxicity. The course includes methods to study if toxic compounds are hazardous to human health (in vivo, in vitro, in silico, epidemiology) or to sustainable development in a global perspective.

On this page you can find information about the course, including the syllabus, schedule and contact details.


Welcome to the course!

This 5 weeks course starts on Monday, September 2 and ends on Friday, October 4, 2024.


To take part in the course it is required that you register for the course online in Ladok. Registration is possible from August 19 until September 4. Find out more about online registration here


Please follow the links below to view the schedule for the autumn semester 2023.

Schedule autumn 2023 - text version

Schedule autumn 2023 - calendar version



Examination and compulsory participation

The examination consists of oral and written assignments, graded Pass/Fail, and a written examination graded Pass with distinction/Pass/Fail. The grade for the course is based on the written examination.

Compulsory participation
Assignments and journal clubs are compulsory.  The examiner assesses if, and in that case how, absence can be compensated. Before the student has participated in all compulsory parts or compensated absence in accordance with the examiner's instructions, the student's results for respective part will not be registered. Absence from a compulsory activity may result in that the student cannot compensate the absence until the next time the course is given.

Course evaluation 

Course evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the guidelines established by the Board of Education. Course council meeting is held with the course coordinator and student representatives.


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Kristian Dreij

Course leader and examiner
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Anda Gliga

Course leader
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Åsa Lycke

Programme administrator and Study Counselor
Content reviewer:
Åsa Lycke