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Owner/Developer: Postgraduate Education in Toxicology (PET)
Wageningen, Utrecht, Radbourd, Maastricht, Leiden, Vrije Amsterdam, Groningen Universities, NVT Toxicologie, EUROTOX and LinkedIn
Immunotoxic agents can affect the immune system. This interaction may result in direct toxicity. The immune system may also react to immunotoxic agents in a specific fashion. Immune responses to these agents may then lead to indirect adverse effects. Immunotoxic agents include chemicals, genetically modified products, and radiation. Exposure can occur at the work place, in the indoor and in the outdoor environment, via food and via medicinal procedures. The aim of the course is to familiarize participants with consequenses of immunotoxicity, mechanisms of immunotoxicity, and testing for immunotoxicity.
Lecture, Recorded tutorial
Optional / Voluntary
minimum basic knowledge in toxicology
Students, Researchers, Regulators and policy-makers, Teachers and educators, Managers, Scientific officers / Project managers
Academia, Industry, Governmental bodies, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), Consulting, SMEs
Continuing Professional Development, University (Doctoral education), Postdoctoral (teaching and research)
Partial coverage (e.g. a module)
|Details on the topic or technology covered:||
Content of the course
The course consists of lectures, and tutorials in which case studies of various examples of immunotoxicity will be dealt with.
-Immunotoxicology-related aspects of toxicology
-Immunotoxicological-aspects of allergy
-Cases: silicons, hexachlorobenzene.
Outcomes (competences, skills)
On successful completion of the course, participants should have knowledge on:
-the general principles of immunotoxicology;
-clinical and epidemiological aspects of immunotoxicity;
-the specific aspects of immunotoxicology, i.e., immunosuppression, allergy, and autoimmunity;
-selected toxicants in the three areas of immunotoxicity;
-modes of action of selected immunotoxicants;
-regulatory aspects of immunotoxicity;
-innovative developments in immunotoxicity testing;
-alternative test methods for identifying immunotoxicity.
|Accreditation body and/or authority that approved the education or training:||
NVT (Netherlands Society of Toxicology)
1,5 ECTS credits
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