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General ToxicologyOrganization logo: Wageningen University & Research

About this course

Introductory course on basic principles in toxicology, organ-specific toxic effects and risk assessment.

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

  • summarize important generalized toxicological (biochemical) mechanisms underlying toxic responses following exposure to toxic chemicals;
  • interpret the consequences of physiological processes on toxic responses in the human body;
  • apply some important mechanisms (modes of action) of toxic chemicals that underlie the adverse effects observed to important toxic chemicals in food and the environment;
  • Argue how non-laboratory animal data can be used in the toxicological risk assessment of chemicals;
  • recall what type of data is required by regulatory bodies for the safety assessment of chemicals;
  • design and execute a comprehensive toxicological concentration-response experiment and critically report and discus the results;
  • apply the basic principles of risk assessment of chemicals in food and the environment.

Prior knowledge

Mandatory Knowledge:
ZSS06100 Laboratory Safety

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  • Start date

    11 maart 2024

    • Ends
      3 mei 2024
    • Term *
      Period 5
    • Location
    • Instruction language
    • Register between
      1 Jun, 00:00 - 11 Feb 2024
    Enrolment period closed
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