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MT5529: TOXICOLOGY (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

This course will cover the principles of toxicology including molecular toxicology and target organ toxicity, mechanisms of cell death, molecular carcinogenesis and safety evaluation of carcinogens, adverse outcome pathways (AOPs) and new alternative methods (NAMs). These elements will be taught around the processes involved in drug discovery and development and will include advanced learning on drug metabolism and drug transporters.  The course will also provide the principles and practice of risk assessment and regulatory toxicology.  External experts are invited to provide their unique expertise on a range of topics, which include regulatory aspects as well as an industrial perspective on the drug discovery process.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Heather Wallace

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Topics - Principles of toxicology; target organ toxicity and oxidative stress; molecular toxicology; mechanisms of cell death; molecular and chemical carcinogenesis; use of biomarkers; safety evaluation of carcinogens; drug metabolism and transporters; Risk Assessment; regulatory toxicology.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25 - 34, 38
  • 2 Tutorials during University week37

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Summative Assessments

Lab Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 17 Feedback Weeks 19

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Learning Outcomes
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Editorial

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
Assessment Weeks 14 Feedback Weeks 16

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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Debate (group)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
Assessment Weeks 17 Feedback Weeks 18

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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralUnderstandUnderstand advanced concepts in toxicology, including AOPs, oxidative stress and organ specific toxicity
ReflectionEvaluateEvaluating industrial drug research and development and risk assessment
ConceptualEvaluateDescribe various types of biomarkers particularly in relation to cancer and cancer therapies
ProceduralEvaluateDiscuss advanced aspects of molecular pharmacology, drug metabolism and stem cell therapies
ReflectionCreateimproved scientific communication

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