Toxicology (2018)

 
University of Geneva

LocationGeneva, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland
typeMAS

COVID-19: New dates for Module 7 Molecular Endocrinology

Module 7 Molecular Endocrinology has been postponed to 22-25 September 2020 in Geneva.

Module 5 Alternatives to Animal Experimentation has been postponed, dates will follow.

CHF 10’900.-  for the programme
CHF 1’100.- for those attending the practical part  of Module 4

Special fee for individual modules

  • Detailed programme
  • Additional information

  • Provide specialized education and training in toxicological sciences and risk assessment with a focus on human toxicology, leading to a recognized academic qualification
  • Fulfil the educational requirements of national and international professional bodies towards registration as a toxicologist

Graduates employed in a toxicological field who wish to obtain a recognized academic qualification in toxicology
Those who have already received formal postgraduate training in toxicology may be eligible for recognition of equivalence for some courses
Graduates wishing to embark on a career in toxicology and having completed a Master's degree in medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, biochemistry, chemistry, biology or a diploma judged as equivalent
Bachelors may be admitted under certain conditions (see admission criteria).

  • Scientific understanding of the mechanisms and consequences of adverse effects in living organisms caused by chemical exposure;
  • Ability to ethically apply the science of toxicology in research,product development and safety assessment.

14 modules:

  • Basic Principles in Toxicology (e-learning) A - Basic Principles in Toxicology (e-learning) B
  • Xenobiotic Metabolism, Toxicogenetics
  • Organ Toxicology and Pathology: Cellular and Molecular Aspects
  • Animal Experimentation (theoretical)
  • Alternative Methods to Animal Experimentation
  • Mutagenesis, Carcinogenesis, Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology
  • Molecular Endocrinology
  • Clinical Toxicology, Immunotoxicology
  • Epidemiology, Food and Industrial Toxicology
  • Risk Assessment and Regulatory Toxicology
  • Toxicological Analysis
  • Forensic Toxicology

Master Thesis

Swiss Centre for Applied Human Toxicology, SCAHT o Universities of Basel, Lausanne and Zürich o Centre of Competence in Analytic Chemistry and Toxicology, CCCTA o Swiss Society of Toxicology o Swiss Register of Toxicologists o Centre Ecotox, eawag/EPFL

The Master of Advanced Studies in Toxicology provides a comprehensive educational programme recognized by national and international professional bodies as a postgraduate academic qualification in toxicology. It is designed to fulfill the needs of recently graduated students who are already in employment and potential employers in industry, academia and regulatory bodies.

The assessment of the potential risk of chemicals and pharmaceuticals to which humans and the environment are exposed provides the necessary basis for protection measures. This increasingly complex process has created a demand for qualified scientists in industry, academia and regulatory bodies with the appropriate knowledge, experience and professional qualification.

The MAS in Toxicology was initiated in 2010 by the Swiss Centre for Applied Human Toxicology (SCAHT) as part of its mandate to promote education and continued professional development in this important discipline. The curriculum has been developed by the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne (Ecole de Pharmacie Genève-Lausanne). The master is part of an educational platform of collaboration with the Universities of Zürich and Basel, the Swiss Society of Toxicology, the Swiss Register of Toxicologists, the Centre of Competence in Analytic Chemistry and Toxicology (CCCTA), the Centre for Ecotoxicology (eawag/EPFL), regulatory authorities, and the pharmaceutical and chemical industry.

The curriculum is designed to comply with the regulations for toxicological training set by the Swiss Register of Toxicologists1 and EUROTOX2. Successful completion of the course may be used towards fulfillment of the requirements for professional registration as a toxicologist.

Master Thesis 30 ECTS Credits Prof. Martin Wilks The master thesis involves 14 weeks of research work in one of the areas of toxicology covered by the MAS programme.
This comprises carrying out the research itself (bibliographical research and practical work, which may or may not include an experimental part), writing up a report (thesis) and attending a viva voce (thesis oral defence) at the University of Geneva.
The thesis requires an original piece of work by the student which consists primarily of defining the topic, organizing the research, contributing new information or insights adding to the sum of knowledge in the chosen field, expressing a viewpoint and presenting a clearly written text.
The master thesis is carried out under the supervision of a director from a Swiss University appointed by the Board of Directors.
Admission to a master thesis project is open to students who have obtained sufficient credits to pass Module 1 (Basic principles in toxicology).
Attending the viva requires the successful completion of all course modules.

  • Master in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology or equivalent, or;
  • Bachelor in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology or equivalent + at least 3 years of professional experience in a field related to toxicology.

Prof. Eric Allémann, President of the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva
Prof. Jules Desmeules, President of the Board, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva
Prof. Denis Hochstrasser, Vice Rector of the University of Geneva
Prof. Shana J. Sturla, Laboratory of Toxicology, ETH Zurich; Vice President of the Swiss Society of Toxicology
Prof. Aurélien Thomas, University Center of Legal Medicine, Lausanne-Geneva; Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne; Vice President of the Center of Competence in Toxicological and Analytical Chemistry (CCCTA)
Prof. Jean-Luc Veuthey, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva
Prof. Martin Wilks, Director, Swiss Centre for Applied Human Toxicology

Dr Marc Fathi, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva
Dr Hugo Kupferschmidt, Director, Tox Info Suisse, Affiliated Institute of the University of Zurich
Prof. Alex Odermatt, Institute of Molecular and System Toxicology, University of Basel
PD Dr Michel Rossier, Head of Clinical Chemistry and Chief of Laboratories, Central Institute of Hospitals, Hospital of Valais
Prof. Serge Rudaz, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva
PD Dr Caroline Samer, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva
PD Dr Thomas Singer, DABT, Global Head of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Roche Innovation Center, Basel

Module 1A CHF 750.- Basic Principles in toxicology A

Module 1B CHF 750.- Basic Principles in Toxicology B

Module 2 CHF 1’000.- Xenobiotic Metabolism, Toxicogenetics

Module 3 CHF 1’500.- Organ Toxicology

Module 4.1 CHF 100.- Animal Experimentation (theory)

Module 4.2 CHF 1’100.- Animal Experimentation (practical)

Module 5 CHF 600.- Alternatives to Animal Experimentation

Module 6 CHF 600.- Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis and Teratogenesis

Module 7 CHF 1’100.- Molecular Endocrinology

Module 8 CHF 750.- Clinical Toxicology, Immunotoxicology

Module 9 CHF 750.- Epidemiology, Food and Industrial Toxicology

Module 10 CHF 750.- Risk Assessment and Regulatory Toxicology

Module 11 CHF 750.- Ecotoxicology

Module 12 CHF 500.- Analytical Toxicology

Module 13 CHF 750.- Forensic Toxicology

Module 14 CHF 600.- Biostatistics

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