Courses organized by EUROTOX

 
 
 
 
 

Courses organized by EUROTOX

EUROTOX funds Basic and Specialised Toxicology courses in collaboration with Member Societies to promote toxicology training in European countries at minimal cost. Each course is limited to 35-40 students. Preference will be given to participants from countries where there is little or no formal education in toxicology. Good working knowledge of English is important as this is the language of all EUROTOX courses. Each course is residential and held over 5 consecutive days and consists of lectures, problem solving/discussion sessions in small groups and plenary meetings. The course programme is developed jointly by the host society and the EUROTOX Sub-committee on education. There is a written examination at the end of each course and those participants who pass the exam will be given a certificate of successful completion of the course. Other participants will be given a certificate of attendance.

 

For the Basic Toxicology courses a life science degree is required but preliminary experience or significant background knowledge of toxicology are not essential. Motivation to learn/ evidence of an interest in the subject, or a professional need are key to applicant selection. Successful completion of the course may count towards the theoretical training for registration as a toxicologist (modules B0 and B6, see Guidelines for Registration 2016 for further details).

 

Topics of past courses have included:

 

  • Introduction to toxicology, basic concepts and dose response
  • Factors affecting toxicity
  • Xenobiotic Metabolism, Role of Metabolism in Chemical and Drug toxicity
  • Chemical Carcinogenesis
  • Toxicity of the Immune System
  • Organ Toxicology
  • Human Monitoring (Biomonitoring)
  • Toxicity Testing and Regulatory Toxicology
  • Risk and Exposure Assessment
  • Ecotoxicity

 

The Specialised Toxicology course provides more in-depth knowledge in specific areas of toxicology. It is aimed at graduates who possess a working-level knowledge in toxicology and have gained some experience in its application (e.g. through occupation or studying for a PhD). Previous attendance of the Basic Course is recommended but not essential. Local organizers are encouraged to propose specialised courses which contribute to the theoretical training for registration as a toxicologist (for details of modules see Guidelines for Registration 2016).

 

Topics of past courses have included:

 

  • Exposure Assessment, Risk characterization,
  • Use of human data in chemical risk assessment
  • Risk Assessment , Risk Communication
  • Regulations for Industrial Chemicals, including Classification and Labelling
  • Drug Registration Regulations (human and veterinary)
  • Toxicity Tests, Alternative Methods in Toxicology, 3R
  • Tools and Techniques for PBPK Modelling
  • Occupational Toxicology
  • Food Toxicology
  • Immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity and endocrine disruptors
  • Medical and Forensic Toxicology
  • Nanomaterials