For students attending the course Risk Assessment and In Silico Toxicology (8.5 credits) course code 4TX038

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 Thursday, September 14 and ends on Thursday, October 19, 2023.


To take part in the course it is required that you register for the course online in Ladok. Registration is possible from September 7 until September 16. Find out more about online registration here


This course is divided into the following parts:

Biostatistics, 2.5 hp
Advanced statistical methods for the analysis of repeated observations, nonlinear dose-response curve estimation, survival data, outcome transformations, and missing data.

Risk Assessment and In Silico Toxicology, 6 hp
Recent advances within research and development in health risk assessment and toxicology. Methods for the assessment of reliability of studies in the area of toxicological research.

Teaching will be in the form of lectures, seminars, assignments, journal clubs, workshops and computer exercises


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

Schedule autumn semester 2023 - text view 

Schedule autumn semester 2023 - calendar view

Please note that the schedule may be subject to change. 


Examination and compulsory participation

Biostatistics (2.5 credits). The examination consists of a written examination. Graded Fail/Pass.
Risk assessment and in silico toxicology (6 credits). The examination consists of oral and/or written assignments. Graded Fail/Pass.
For the grade Pass in the course a Pass is required for both parts.

Compulsory participation:
Attendance at the seminars, journal clubs and workshops.  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.


Magnus Olsson

Course leader and examiner

Åsa Lycke

Programme administrator and Study Counselor
Content reviewer:
Åsa Lycke