Undergraduate course


  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeBIO216
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
  • Resources

Semester of Instruction

Spring, requires a sufficient number of interested students (minimum 8 students)

Objectives and Content

The theoretical basis for toxicology will be presented, and emphasis will be placed on different mechanisms of reaction in biological systems to toxic compounds. Environmental aspects and analysis of pollution will be discussed. The course focus on history of toxicology, absorption, distribution and secretion of foreign substances, biotransformation, tumor causing chemicals, organ toxicology, neurotoxicology, nutrition toxicology, industrial toxicology, ecotoxicology, toxicity detection and risk evaluation. Parts of the course will be based on published papers.

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, the student should be able to:

- define and explain central concepts in toxicology

- describe important processes affecting toxicity of foreign compounds in

an organism

- explain basic issues from different parts of the toxicology discipline

- discuss selected scientific articles and present toxicological knowledge

through oral presentation

Recommended Previous Knowledge

MOL100 and MOL200 (evt. MOL101), KJEM 120, KJEM130, BIO110, BIO111, BIO114

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Lectures, practical tasks and projects. The course includes writing a mid-term test during the semester which constitutes 3 ECTS of the total work load. The compulsory activities are approved for two semesters.

Forms of Assessment

Written exam (4 hours)

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.


Contact Information

Study advisor, studieveileder@bioi.uib.no

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Written exam

    25.09.2017, 09:00
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam