Toxicology 2019/2020 (15 credits)

Autumn 19/20, 100 %, Campus

Start date: 2 September 2019

End date: 3 November 2019

Application Deadline: 15 April 2019

Enrolment Code: UU-17551 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

Entry Requirements: 80 credits in biology equivalent to the basic course in biology within the Bachelor Programme in Biology/Molecular Biology.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 32500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 32500

About the course:

All chemicals can be dangerous in high enough doses. This course will provide you with the knowledge to understand and explain when, where and how chemicals and pharmaceuticals become toxic. The course mixes lectures with lab training and seminars to cover the following aspects:
a) how chemicals are absorbed, metabolised and eliminated from the body,
b) the importance of different organs for detoxification of chemicals,
c) neurological and endocrinological effects of chemicals,
d) developmental biology; effects of environmental toxins and pharmaceuticals,
e) general genetic test methods to detect genetically induced damages.

The course also includes study visits to places where toxicologists work.

More information


Biology Education Centre

EBC, Norbyvägen 14 / BMC A8:1

Norbyv 14, 752 36 UPPSALA/Box 592, 751 24 UPPSALA

Fax: 018-471 4687 Fax: 018-471 4689


Robert Malmgren

Telephone: +46 18 471 41 33