BI3072 - Environmental Toxicology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 D

Course content

The course gives an advanced understanding of uptake and distribution of environmental pollutants in an organism and how pollutants can affect molecular, cellular and organismal processes. The following topics are included: Introduction to Environmental Toxicology (History, Tasks, Scope and ethical principles of Toxicology), Cellular and Molecular Toxicology, Toxicokinetic and Toxicodynamic, General Toxicology and Introduction to Risk Assessment, Environmental Toxicology, Exposure Assessment and Biomonitoring, Reproductive and Development Toxicology, Toxic effects of pesticides, POPs, Metals and of Radiation and radioactive Materials, Food toxicology, Nanotoxicology, Ecotoxicology.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate will:

  • Have advanced knowledge within "Environmental Toxicology".
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the scholarly theories and methods in chemical properties of different groups of compounds and biological effects and important cycles, as basis for a comprehensive understanding of environment, pollution and toxicology.
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the scholarly theories and methods of the physicochemical or biophysical processes of importance to the natural environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge to history and traditions in Environmental Toxicology and can analyse academic problems on the basis of knowledge of international research, and the breadth of research being performed in the field "Environmental Toxicology".
  • Be able to apply knowledge to new areas within of "Environmental Toxicology".

Skills The candidate can:

  • Independently work on practical and theoretical problems, analyse and deal critically with various sources of information, existing theories, methods and interpretations and use them to structure and formulate scholarly arguments within the area of "Environmental Toxicology".
  • Make critical and independent assessments of methods and results.

General competence The candidate can:

  • Apply knowledge and skills to analyse relevant academic and professional problems in "Environmental Toxicology".
  • Describe, explain and evaluate
  • Environmental Toxicology´s role in society and be able to assess ethical issues within these fields.
  • Follow global developments within the discipline, including societal changes.
  • Communicate subject matter and scientific results both to specialists and to a wider audience and be able to formulate scientific reasoning/argumentation.
  • Contribute to new thinking and innovation processes in the field of Environmental Toxicology.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures: 36 hours Seminar: 8 hours, mandatory

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory attendance in seminars

Further on evaluation

In case of fail or retake/improvement a final examination can be held during the exam period each semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MNKBI372 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Biology
  • Zoology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biology


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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