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Postgraduate course

Food Toxicology

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeBIO307
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Resources

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ECTS Credits


Level of Study

Advanced bachelor students & master students

Teaching semester


This course has a limited capacity, enrolment is based on application. Application deadline is Wednesday 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.

Place of Instruction


Objectives and Content

 The course goes through possible toxicity of food additives, extraneous food components and natural food toxins.

Learning Outcomes

 After the course is completed, it is expected that students will:

  • know fundamental concepts within toxicology and know well the toxicokinetics (turnover of contaminants) and toksikodynamics (the effect of contaminants).
  • have knowledge of the main contaminants in food, recognizing the toxicity of various additives and contaminants. The sources of both food additives and contaminants must also be known.
  • have a good understanding of the substances that affect food safety.
  • know the risk of food safety and know which organizations are involved in risk assessment and risk management nationally and internationally.

Required Previous Knowledge


Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

MAR353, 10 ECTS

Forms of Assessment

Oral exam and compulsory assignment.

Examination Support Material


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.

Reading List

The reading list will be available June 1st for autumn semester and January 1st for the spring semester.

Course Evaluation

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.

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the programme and courses.

Course Administrator

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Depoartment of Biological Sciences are administratively responsible for the course.


Contact the Study Section at the Department of Biological Sciences: studie@bio.uib.no

Exam information