Students who use this as the starting course in the master programme will follow an introduction to master studies. This module runs as afternoon seminars during the whole course.

All chemical subjects 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 and e) general genetic test methods to detect genetically induced damages.

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

For more information, please contact:
John Lees (

Last modified: 2023-08-17