MOL3018 - Medical Toxicology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course gives an introduction to toxicokinetics general pharmacokinetic models. Liver, kidney, lung, the immuno- and nervous system will be discussed as target organs for chemical toxicity. Groups of toxic agents and substances of abuse will also be included. Major weight will be put on available methods for risk assessment of human expose to cancer and non-cancer agents.

Learning outcome

After completing the course MOL3018, the student is able to:

  • describe and explain toxicological mechanisms
  • perform simple analysis of how some chemicals might be a possible health hazard upon exposure
  • explain how certain xenibiotics in the environment and work can have toxic effects on central organs and organ systems in humans
  • collect relevant background data regarding toxicologial problems

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. The language of instruction and examination is English. The course is taught in the spring semester, and starts in late January or early February.

Further on evaluation

Students with legitimate leave of absence at the final examination and students who receive the grade F, must retake the whole exam the following semester. The language of instruction is English, and the exam must be answered in English.

Course materials

Teaching material: Introduction book Casarett & Doull´s ESSENTIALS OF TOXICOLOGY. Handouts. Lecture notes.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TOKS1010 7.5 AUTUMN 2012
TOKS3001 7.5 AUTUMN 2012
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Medicine
  • Food Subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS School exam 100/100 D 2023-12-12 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL510 Sluppenvegen 14 1
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2024-05-21 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL111+SL210 Sluppenvegen 14 32
  • * 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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