Are you currently working in or planning to work in areas related to toxicology? If so, the Advanced Principles of Toxicology course is designed for you. Take advantage of a unique opportunity to learn from multiple experts as they expand on their research and share their varied perspectives on toxicology.
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. Classes include formal lectures that present the basic background and principles of specific areas of toxicology. You will have an opportunity to participate in practical exercises and case studies, and learn how to apply the foundational and higher-level concepts that will be discussed.
This course is designed for professionals in industry, government or education. The course is also open to graduate students who are required to take Advanced Principles of Toxicology (TOX*6000) to satisfy program requirements.
Due to the advanced-level content in this course, it is recommended that you have a bachelor’s or master’s degree with familiarity in statistics, chemistry and biology.
Why study toxicology at the U of G?
The University of Guelph (U of G) is known for its research and expertise in the field of toxicology, and the Advanced Principles of Toxicology course is shaped from that expertise. Instructed by nine different toxicology experts, this course will offer you a unique opportunity to meet and learn from some of the best toxicologists in the industry.
Successful program completion will provide you with the following:
- An understanding and cutting-edge knowledge of the basic principles of environmental and human health toxicology
- A strong comprehension of the processes used to interpret toxicological data for humans and organisms in the environment
- An aptitude for the data requirements, techniques and procedures needed to assess risk in human health and the ecosystem
- An ability to 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
This graduate equivalent course normally requires that participants have a bachelor’s or master’s degree with coursework in statistics, chemistry and biology; however, program content is relevant to a variety of industries and registration is open to anyone.
Your own computer will be required throughout the course to access readings and presentations that will be posted to the course website.
Some sections of the course will include a take-home assignment or quiz. Assignments and quizzes are optional for participants who register through OpenEd. The schedule and assignment information will be included in the course outline.