For students attending the Master's Programme in Toxicology Programme overview

The first semester is focused on the mechanisms and effects from interactions of cells and tissue with chemicals and drugs, whilst the second semester highlights methods and concepts for studying toxic effects and assessing health risks. The courses during the third semester put everything into context of policy, ethics and society, and with a global perspective of sustainability. It also includes two elective courses. The programme ends with the thesis project.

Programme overview
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Course dates spring 2024 and autumn 2024

Semester 1 (autumn)

Principles of Toxicology: September 2 -  October 6

Target Organ Toxicology - Toxicokinetics and Toxicodynamics: October 7 - December 18

Histopathology and Clinical Pathology: December 19 - January 19, 2025


Semester 3 (autumn)

Global Toxicology in a Sustainable Society: September 2 - September 18

Molecular and Cellular Toxicology (elective course): September 19 - October 24

Risk Assessment and In Silico Toxicology (elective course):  September 19 - October 24

Regulatory Toxicity Testing: October 25 - December 4

Degree project in Toxicology: December 2 - June 8, 2025


Semester 2 (spring)

Laboratory Animal Science: January 22 - February 9, 2024

Applications of methods in toxicological research: January 15 - April 16, 2024

Health risk assessment: April 17 - June 2, 2024


Semester 4 (spring)

Degree project in Toxicology (cont): January 20 - June 8, 2025


Academic calendar

The academic year is divided into two semesters. The autumn semester begins in late August and ends in mid January; the spring semester begins in mid January and ends in June. The start- and end dates of each semester are available here


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