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Exams after the reopening

As a general rule, exams will be conducted without physical attendance in the autumn of 2021, even after the reopening. See the semester page for information about the form of examination in your course. See also more information about examination at the MN Faculty in 2021.

Course content

The course is an introduction to general principles in toxicological risk assessment, both ecotoxicology and human toxicology. The practical use of these principles for protection of the environment and humans will be in focus. The risk assessment principles are well standardized internationally, and in the course, the OECD test protocols and EU´s technical guidance system will be elucidated. In addition to lectures on the interaction between toxicology and the society, the students will do practical data exercises of risk assessment, and will present this and project to the other students.

Learning outcome

After finishing the course, you will:

  • have knowledge on general principles for risk assessment in both human and ecotoxicology.
  • have knowledge on national and international principles for the assessment, test protocols and legislation
  • have knowledge on data bases for data used in the risk assessment and how these are used
  • be able to gather information on toxicological risk assessment and communicate to fellow students

Admission to the course

Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.

Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.

The course is a part of the Master Degree in toxicology. It is also relevant for those using, or planning to use, toxicological risk assessment in their work, who already have a basic level of toxicological knowledge.

The courses BIOS5410 and BIOS9410 have joint admission. The courses have a total capasity of 20 students. Applicants are ranked by the following criteria: 

  1. PhD candidates and master students at the MN faculty who have the course as part of the approved curriculum.
  2. Other PhD candidates, master students and visiting PhD candidates.
  3. Students with admission to single courses on master’s level and exchange students

Applicants are ranked by credits in each group; all applicants within 1st rank before applicants in 2nd etc. If admission is limited to a fixed number of participants, admission will be decided by drawing lots for students who are ranked equally

BIO4500 – General Toxicology (continued)

Overlapping courses

Teaching

  • lectures (not mandatory)
  • mandatory data lab
  • mandatory presentation of data lab report
  • mandatory group project presentation and
  • discussion group (not mandatory).

First lecture is mandatory. If you can not attend the first lecture, please send a note to studieinfo@ibv.uio.no, before the first lecture.

Examination

Final digital exam, 4 hours, which counts 100 % towards the finale grade.

All mandatory tasks must be approved before you can sit the finale exam.

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.

It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: BIO4530 – Regulatory Toxicology (discontinued), BIO9530 – Regulatory Toxicology (discontinued), BIOS9410 – Regulatory Toxicology.          

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

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.

Resit an examination

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

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Oct. 22, 2021 9:23:14 AM

Facts about this course

Credits
10
Level
Master
Teaching
Spring
Examination
Spring
Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)