Whether you’re a graduate student or professional looking to learn more about toxicology, the Advanced Principles of Toxicology course will provide you with the most recent insights into the principles of toxicology and risk assessment.
Just two weeks in length and instructed by some of the best toxicologists in the industry, this course will help you connect research to your work.
About the Course
Taught at the graduate level, this two-week intensive course will explore current and developing research in human health, developmental and reproductive toxicology, environmental epidemiology, and risk assessment.
We have brought together nine leading toxicology experts into one course to provide you with a unique opportunity to learn from some of the best toxicologists in the industry. They will share their most recent research and experiences, and then take you through case studies and practical exercises that will allow you to apply concepts learned during the course.
Is this course for you?
This course is designed for professionals in industry, government, public health, food science or education. Whether you need to interpret toxicology reports to study the effects of chemical substances on living organisms, assess the risk to human health and ecosystems, or develop policy and risk management and communication plans, this course will provide you with the fundamental skills to successfully achieve your objectives.
The course is also open to graduate students who are required to take Advanced Principles of Toxicology (TOX*6000) to satisfy program requirements, either at the University of Guelph or elsewhere.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the basic principles of environmental and human health toxicology
- Describe and apply the processes used to interpret toxicological data for humans and organisms in the environment
- Recognize the data requirements, techniques and procedures needed to assess risk in human health and the ecosystem
- Conduct human and ecotoxicological risk assessments
- Mechanisms of Toxic Action
- Ecotoxicology Applied to the Assessment of Contaminated Land
- Toxicological Principles (mammals)
- Endocrine Modulators (mammals)
- Carcinogen Risk Assessment
- Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology (mammals)
- Human Health Risk Assessment
- Environmental Epidemiology
- Ecotoxicology (animals)
- Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment
- Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) – A Practical Approach
- Case Studies in Risk Assessment and Risk Communication
Program content is relevant to a variety of industries and registration is open to anyone; however, this is a graduate level course which normally requires participants to have a bachelor’s or master’s degree with coursework in statistics, chemistry and biology.
This course makes use of CourseLink, our online learning management system. You will be required to access to the internet to view and retrieve readings and presentations from the course website.
We recommend that you bring a laptop to the course.
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