Toxicology and Risk Assessment 2019/2020 (15 credits)

Spring 2020, 100 %, Campus

Start date: 23 March 2020

End date: 7 June 2020

Application Deadline: 15 October 2019

Enrolment Code: UU-67463 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

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

Entry Requirements: 150 credits including 60 credits in biology, including 12 credits toxicology, and 30 credits chemistry or 30 credits earth science.


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 36250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 36250

About the course:

Morphological studies of normal organs/tissues and of organs/tissues affected by pathogens (bacteria and viruses) or by chemicals constitute important components of the course. Knowledge about the mode of action of different toxic chemicals is essential for the interpretation of toxicological data and for risk assessment. Therefore a significant part of the course will focus towards mechanistic issues.

During development, embryos, foetuses and newborns are often much more sensitive than adults to chemicals and consequently a lot time is allocated to developmental toxicology during the course. Effects initiated during this sensitive period, in different groups of animals, will be discussed.

Finally, during the course you will also learn about human health and environmental risk assessment primarily by doing one or two risk assessments of your own.

More information


Biology Education Centre

EBC, Norbyvägen 14 / BMC A8:1

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

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


Robert Malmgren


Telephone: 070-167 96 33