Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 15. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. TEK299 overlap following cours/es: EXTN50. Optional for: N4, N4nbm. Course coordinator: Pia Berntsson,, Inst f cell- och organismbiologi. The number of participants is limited to 2 Selection criteria: Credits remaining for the degree. Home page:

General toxicology with a focus on cellular mechanisms and techniques. Uptake, conversion and secretion of what for the organism are foreign substances (toxicokinetics). Experimental methods in toxicology. Animal experimental techniques and in vitro techniques. Mechanisms of action of toxic substances at the level of the cell, tissue, organ and organism (toxicodynamics). Ecotoxicology. Toxicology of food products and occupational toxicology. Genetic toxicology. Epidemiology. Legislation. Pharmaceutical toxicology. Immunotoxicology. Reproductive toxicology.

According to a reading list determined by the department. This list will be available at least five weeks before the start of the course.