Ecotoxicology ERT Course (Ecotoxicology ERT Course)
Owner/Developer: University of Oslo (UiO)
01 January 2008
The course can be used as part of the curriculum for a MSc or PhD in toxicology or ecotoxicology. The course is offered in the autumn semester following the course in general toxicology (BIO 4500). The course can form part of the theoretical basis for recognition as an EUROTOX-registered toxicologist.
Mandatory, Optional / Voluntary
Recommended previous knowledge
Knowledge of ecology, chemistry, biochemistry, and/or physiology.
It is strongly recommended that the students have BIO4500 – General Toxicology or similar courses. BIO4500 can be taken before BIO4550 the same semester. Other relevant courses included the KJM3700 – Environmental Chemistry I at Department of chemistry.
In vitro methods, Computational methods
Substantial coverage (e.g. multiple modules)
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The course offers advanced subjects in aquatic ecotoxicology, including bioaccumulation, trophic transfer of contaminants, quantitative methods including multivariate statistics and mechanistic modelling, effects of environmental contaminants, specific pollution challenges, and in vitro methods
Upon completing the course students should achieve an up-to-date knowledge of the most important areas of ecotoxicology.
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