The course consists of practical and theoretical training and education. The overall duration is 3 years.
Theoretical knowledge is provided in 15 modules lasting 3 to 12 days. They consist of lectures, demonstrations, visits, and exercises (case discussions with role-playing). Each module is completed by a written examination.
Modules are offered sequentially, i.e. there is one module every 8 -12 weeks.
All modules are held in Vienna.
- Laboratory animal science, animal welfare: 3 days
- Experimental design, biometry, statistics: 3 days
- Cell and molecular biology in toxicology: 4 days
- Toxicokinetics and metabolism: 5 days
- Toxicologic pathology: 3 days
- Toxicologic epidemiology: 3 days
- Analytical and forensic toxicology. Exposure assessment: 4 days
- General toxicology, Organ toxicology, Laboratory diagnostics: 12 days
- Chemical mutagenesis: 3 days
- Chemical carcinogenesis: 5 days
- Reproduction toxicology: 4 days
- Immunotoxicology, allergy: 3 days
- Clinical toxicology: 3 days
- Ecotoxicology: 4 days
- Regulatory toxicology: 8 days
Total: 67 days (approx. 560 lecture hours)
Covered in several modules are:
- Non-clinical safety
- Nutritional toxicology
- Occupational toxicology
- In vitro Toxicology
- Risk assessment and risk management
Practical training is acquired in institutions dedicated to toxicology or a related field. Full-time work for 3 years is to be performed under guidance by a recognized toxicologist. Success is documented by a Master Thesis which must consist of at least two publications or scientific reports in the area of toxicology.
Requirements for Completion
- Successful attendance of the 15 modules
- Documentation of practical training
- Approval of the Master Thesis
- Board examination in which the candidate has to prove her/his competence to address toxicological problems. Participants have to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of one of the areas in toxicology, which shall be the area of the master thesis and to demonstrate basic knowledge of all other curriculum modules.
Master of Science (Toxicology), Medical University of Vienna.
Accreditation as EUROPEAN Registered Toxicologist, ERT: After a total of 5 years of professional toxicological work the graduate can apply for registration in the European Register of Toxicologists by the Austrian Society of Toxicology (ASTOX) and the Federation of European Toxicologists & European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX).
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Practical toxicological work 107, board exmination 18, modules 55 credits.
The legal basis of the University Course is the Curriculum
"Postgradualer Universitätslehrgang Toxikologie" of the Medical University Vienna, current version published in Mitteilungsblatt, MedUniWien, 33. Study year 2011/12, December 27th, 2011.
Documents are found at: http://www.meduniwien.ac.at/toxicology