Master of Science in Applied Toxicology (MSc/PGDip )
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Owner/Developer: University of Surrey
01 January 1992
This part-time modular training programme, running in its present form since 1992, is the largest training programme of its type in Europe and attracts participants from all over the world. It is designed to provide in-post scientists with advanced training and a higher qualification in toxicology. Participants include employees in government departments, contract laboratories and pharmaceutical, chemical and consumer product industries.
Industry, contract and government agencies throughout the world need experienced staff with expert knowledge in toxicology. There is increasing demand for formal qualifications and qualification revalidation in the health-related professions. Economic pressures and work commitments make long-term release of staff for training in toxicology a challenge. This modular training programme in Applied Toxicology meets this challenge.
Hands-on training, Lecture
Mandatory, Optional / Voluntary
3 - 6 years, part-time
Applicants will normally possess a minimum of a science degree in a relevant subject, together with workplace experience in toxicology or a closely related field. Registration requires two scientific referees willing to support the application. Application to register for the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDi) or MSc can be made following the first or second module attended. Retrospective application
is permitted provided not more than four modules have been completed.
There are no formal entrance requirements for participants not wishing to register for the MSc/Postgraduate Diploma, although a scientific background to at least degree level is
recommended. Proficiency in English is a prerequisite.
Professionals (e.g. veterinarians), Scientific officers / Project managers, Managers, Technicians, Teachers and educators, Regulators and policy-makers
SMEs, Consulting, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), Governmental bodies, Industry
In vitro methods, Computational methods, Designing procedures and projects
Substantial coverage (e.g. multiple modules)
No species is addressed specifically
|Details on the topic or technology covered:||
• Carcinogenicity and Mutagenicity
• Principles of Experimental Toxicology and Risk
• Principles of Toxicological Pathology
• Reproductive Toxicology
• Target Organ Toxicology – Systems I: Liver, Kidney,
Gastrointestinal Tract and Skin
• Target Organ Toxicology – Systems II: CNS, PNS,
Endocrine and Musculoskeletal Systems
• Target Organ Toxicology – Systems III:
Cardiorespiratory and Haematopoietic Systems
• Toxicokinetics and Metabolism
• Alternative Methodologies to the Use of Animals
• Bioinformatics and Omics
• Carcinogenicity – Interpretation of Pathological
Changes in Rodent and Non-Rodent Species
• Dermal Toxicology
• Design of in vivo Studies
• DNA Lesions
• Endocrine Pathology
• Experimental Inhalation Toxicology
• Food Chemical Safety Evaluation
• Haematology and Clinical Biochemistry
• Metabolism and Human Variation
• Mutagenicity Testing I and II
• Mutations and Human Health
• Occupational Toxicology (including REACH
implementation and legislation)
• Paediatric Toxicology
• Plant Protection Products and Plant Biotechnology
• Safety Assessment of Pharmaceutical Agents
• Study Design, Quality and Interpretation in
• Techniques in Safety Assessment
REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 or equivalent
|Accreditation body and/or authority that approved the education or training:||
UK Register of Toxicologists
Royal College of Pathologists
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