|University of Geneva|
|Location||Geneva, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland|
CORONAVIRUS: back to normalFollowing the latest recommendations of the University of Geneva, the courses of the MAS Toxicology will resume in the form of face-to-face teaching in Geneva and Lausanne (module 11) from module 9 onwards (31.08-03.09.2021).
CHF 10’900.- for the programme
CHF 1’100.- for those attending the practical part of Module 4
Special fee for individual modules
Provide specialized education and training in toxicological sciences and risk assessment with a focus on human toxicology, leading to a recognized academic qualification.
Graduate employed in a toxicological field who wishes to obtain a recognized academic qualification in toxicology.
Graduate with a Master's degree in medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, biochemistry, chemistry, biology or a diploma deemed as equivalent.
Prof. Caroline SAMER and Dr Marc FATHI, University of Geneva Administrative coordinator: Mrs Amita SEHMI GUIGOZ, University of Geneva
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.
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, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Western Switzerland, Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva Prof. Jules Desmeules, President of the Board, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva Prof. Antoine Geissbuhler, Vice Rector of the University of Geneva, Faculty of Medicine 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; President of the Center of Competence in Toxicological and Analytical Chemistry (CCCTA) Prof. Jean-Luc Veuthey, President of the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva Prof. Martin Wilks, Director, Swiss Centre for Applied Human Toxicology
Dr Marc Fathi, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Western Switzerland, Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva Dr Hugo Kupferschmidt, Director, Tox Info Suisse, Affiliated Institute of the University of Zurich Prof. Alex Odermatt, Division of Molecular and System Toxicology, University of Basel PD Dr Michel Rossier, Head of Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology and Chief of Laboratories, Central Institute of Hospitals, Valais Hospital Prof. Serge Rudaz, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Western Switzerland, Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva Prof. Caroline Samer, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, 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 CHF 500.- Analytical Toxicology
Module 5 CHF 600.- Biostatistics
Module 6 CHF 600.- Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis and Teratogenesis
Module 7 CHF 1’100.- Molecular Endocrinology
Module 8 CHF 750.- Risk Assessment and Regulatory Toxicology
Module 9 CHF 750.- Clinical Toxicology, Immunotoxicology
Module 10 CHF 750.- Epidemiology, Food and Industrial Toxicology
Module 11 CHF 750.- Ecotoxicology
Module 12 CHF 750.- Forensic Toxicology
Module 13.1 CHF 100.- Animal Experimentation (theory)
Module 13.2 CHF 1’100.- Animal Experimentation (practical)
Module 14 CHF 600.- Alternatives to Animal Experimentation
University of Basel, University of Lausanne, University of Zürich, Swiss Center for Applied Human Toxicology (SCAHT), Centre de Compétence en Chimie et Toxicologie Analytiques (CCCTA), Swiss Society of Toxicology, Swiss Register of Toxicologists, Centre Suisse d'Écotoxicologie Appliquée (Eawag-EPFL)
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