The Toxicology programme of University of Geneva s 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.
- 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.
- Basic Principles in Toxicology
- Xenobiotic Metabolism, Toxicogenetics
- Organ Toxicology
- Analytical Toxicology
- Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Teratogenesis
- Molecular Endocrinology
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
- Letter of application including motivation to take the course
- Strong command of both written and spoken English
International4915 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9831 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
National4915 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9831 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
- CHF 10'900.- for the programme
- CHF 1'100.- for those attending the practical part of Module 4
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