Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The course comprises 3 main elements:

  • General toxicology (including toxicological mechanisms)
  • Evaluation of drug toxicology (organ toxicology, gentoxicity, reproduction toxicity, carcinogenicity, preclinical studies)
  • Clinical toxicology of drugs and essential chemicals (toxic dose, diagnosis and treatment with focus on antidotes.

Learning outcome

The student shall obtain an understanding of toxicological terms, cellular and biochemical mechanisms involved in toxicity of drugs.

Know the principal of toxicological testing and assessment of new drugs and toxicovigilance

Know the most acute toxic drugs and chemicals, the poisoning symptoms, treatments with focus on antidote therapy.

Admission

To participate in this course you must have an admission to a Ph.D.-programme at a Norwegian University or University College.

If you do not have an admission to the Ph.D.-programme in science at The Faculty of mathematics and Natural Sciences at UiO, you have to apply for status as a visiting PhD student.

For more information, please contact the Department.

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

The course is only available to students who have passed their pharmacy apprenticeship and have passed all previous pharmacy courses or have the equivalent academic background.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with FRM5720 – Pharmaceutical toxicology

Teaching

Lectures, seminars and a group assignment.

Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.

Examination

A four hour written exam/oral exam after the number of students

Examination support material

As of 1 August, 2016, the use of own calculators is no longer permitted. Casio FX-991EX calculators are handed out to all exam candidates at the beginning of the exam.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Every autumn

Examination

Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian