Molecular Toxicology

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode MLMPS06
Vaknaam Molecular Toxicology
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Molecular Toxicology
Leerdoelen The student has up to date knowledge on molecular mechanisms of drug-induced toxicology.
At the end of the course the student is able to
1) explain various toxicokinetic mechanisms underlying drug-induced toxicity
2) explain various toxicodynamic mechanisms underlying drug-induced toxicity
3) analyse species and organ selectivity of drug toxicity based on toxicodynamic and toxicokinetic determinants of toxicity
4) explain how several molecular toxicological mechanisms can interfere with cellular homeostasis and predict the body’s reaction to this
5) elucidate the molecular mechanism of toxicity induced by selected drugs by studying recent scientific literature
6) effectively communicate the results of the literature study in a written assignment (essay)
7) effectively present the theory of the textbook and studied scientific literature in an oral presentation
Omschrijving Toxic effects of drugs on the cellular level can be mediated by various different molecular mechanisms, and can be characterised by various biomarkers. The student acquires knowledge on these mechanisms and biomarkers by lectures, text book and literature study and by exchanging the results with other students.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Presentatie (P), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(Written exam (40%), assignment (40%), presentations (2*10%) All marks have to be at least 5, the average mark should be >5.5 to pass the course.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. ir. I.A.M. de Graaf
Docent(en) dr. ir. I.A.M. de Graaf ,dr. A. Salvati
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Selected chapters of Mechanistic Toxicology, CRC press, Taylor & Francis group, 2nd edition (or 3d edition if available), 2007 Urs A.Boelsterli ca. €  64,00
Entreevoorwaarden The course unit assumes prior knowledge acquired from the course Metabolism and Toxicology and pharmacokinetics, both bachelor second year Pharmacy, or equivalent.
Opmerkingen Maximum: 20 students
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
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MSc Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences: Pharmaco-epidemiology  (Other possible Electives) - semester I a keuze
MSc Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences: Research  (Electives) - semester I a keuze
MSc Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences: Science, Business and Policy  (Electives (10 ECTS)) - semester I a keuze
MSc Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences: Toxicology and Drug Disposition  ( Master Courses) - semester I a verplicht