Toxicology and Ecotoxicology


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In the certificate programme, you take modules worth at least 15 credit points, you are enrolled as a student at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, you have access to all the university's resources, you take examinations and you receive the university certificate "PS Individuale" as your degree.

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You complete the module studies with an examination and receive the specified credit points. These can be credited towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree. The modular study programme is interesting for you if you only want to book a single module. At the end, you will receive a certificate with a detailed list of your achievements.

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Participation in the module takes place WITHOUT an examination. You do not receive any credit points. Credit points are important if you want to have them credited towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree. You will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the module.

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Currently 3 places available
Courses of this module
F3 Toxicology and Ecotoxicology
* Die Veranstaltung findet im Zeitraum 05.06.2024 bis 26.07.2024 statt. Die genauen Termine werden in Kürze bekanntgegeben.
Product information "Toxicology and Ecotoxicology"

This module introduces basic concepts in toxicology and ecotoxicology and highlights their relevance for risk assessment and regulation. The theoretical part provides in-depth knowledge on organ-specific toxicology, different endpoints, mutagenesis and carcinogenesis and current issue in the field e.g. nano-toxicology. All topics are discussed regarding their relevance for risk assessment and regulation of chemicals. Different testing procedures will be introduced in the theoretical part and selected test methods will be conducted and discussed in the practical unit of this module.

A laboratory unit focussing on selected test methods is a mandatory part of the module and will take place every year in July.

is restricted access: Yes
Requirements - university entrance qualification: Not required
Requirements - one year of work experience: Required
Requirements Language: English: TOEFL Internet (92 points); IELTS (Acad. Level 6.5 points); CAE/CPE (Level C1, Grade B); TOEIC (720 points listening/reading, 310 points speaking/writing); if necessary, individual examination.
Requirements Expertise: Knowledge of chemistry, biology & environment
Other requirements

1) Training as a chemical-technical assistant or pharmaceutical-technical assistant


2) B.Sc. in Chemistry, Pharmacy or similar

Topic: Engineering & Natural Sciences, Sustainability, Energy & Environment
Format of course: Blended Learning
Level: Master
Course language: English
Study programme: Sustainable Chemistry
Number of credit points / ECTS: 5
Workload Contact time (in hours): 16
Workload self-study time (in hours): 109
Examination: In-class examination
Exam format: Portfolio
Further exam format: No further Exam
Qualifikationsziele You will acquire substantive knowledge about:

  • The basic concepts in toxicology and ecotoxicology
  • Importance of specific endpoints like carcinogenesis and nano-toxicology
  • Actual problems in the field
  • Overview on specific tests, testing strategies and the use of the results in the regulatory context
  • The concept of risk assessment, criteria for guidance values and exposure estimation