This course has a limited capacity, enrolment is based on application. Application deadline is Thursday in week 2 for the spring semester. Please see this page for more information: https://www.uib.no/en/matnat/53431/admission-courses-limited-capacity
You will receive confirmation of whether you received a spot in Studentweb no later than Tuesday the week after the deadline.
The time of the first lecture/orientation meeting can be found in the schedule on the course website or on the Mitt UiB learning platform.
It is mandatory to attend the first lecture.
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.
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
- explain basic issues from different parts of the toxicology discipline
- discuss selected scientific articles and present toxicological knowledge
through oral presentation
Recommended Previous Knowledge
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
Digital Written exam (4 hours).
Due to the measures taken to avoid the spread of SARS-CoV-2, UiB is closed for teaching and assessment. As a consequence, the following changes is made to assessment spring semester 2020:
- Written home examination instead of written examination
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Students will evaluate the course in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the Department. You can find courseevaluations in the Quality Assurance Reports.
Contact the Study Section at the Department of Biological Sciences: firstname.lastname@example.org
For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. Autumn 2020 written exams will be arranged either at home or on campus. Please see course information on MittUiB.
Type of assessment: Written exam
- 24.09.2020, 09:00
- 4.5 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam