Course syllabus


EXTN50, 15 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2018/19
Decided by: PLED W
Date of Decision: 2018-03-22

General Information

Elective for: N4-nbm
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The aim of the course is to provide knowledge for advanced studies, work and research especially within chemical-biological-biochemical areas.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


General toxicological knowledge. Uptake, distribution and excretion of xenobiotic compounds (toxicokinetics). Mechanism of action of xenobiotics on molecular, cellular, tissue, organ and organism level (toxicodynamics). Turnover of xenobiotics (biotransformation/bioactivation). Immuntoxicology. Neurotoxicology. Genotoxicology. Reproductive toxicology. Legislation. Methods to study toxicology with emphasis on in vitro toxicology.

Examination details

Grading scale: UV - (U,G,VG) - (Fail, Pass, Pass with Distinction)
Assessment: Teaching consists of lectures, practicals and seminars. Practicals are accounted for in writing, which are graded. A literature study is accounted for in writing and by oral presentation. Practicals and seminars, and the course elements associated with these are compulsory. Examination takes the form of written tests at the end of the course. Students who fail the ordinary tests will have an opportunity to take another test in close proximity to the ordinary test. To be awarded a Pass on the whole course the students shall have passed the tests, have acceptable practical reports and to have participated in all compulsory course elements. The final grade for the course is determined by the aggregated results of the different parts of the examination.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: 4
Selection: Credits awarded or credited within the study programme.
The course overlaps following course/s: TEK299

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Stina Oredsson,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is to be studied together with BIOR21, which is given by the Department of Biology. Does not follow the study period structure.