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Toxicology is an applied science which has inputs from many scientific disciplines e.g. molecular biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology and epidemiology. The programme in general toxicology provides its students with the basic scientific knowledge and professional skills to carry out human chemical risk assessment. There is a great demand for toxicologists because so many chemicals and products of the biotechnology industry are awaiting risk assessments. The programme also provides a solid background for any student wishing to pursue PhD studies in toxicology and related sciences.
There is a clear shortage of toxicologists capable of making chemical risk assessments in humans, and our program aims to partly answer this need. The program has been planned to allow its graduates
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Applicants should have Bachelor’s or higher degree from a recognized University in an applicable field. Suitable background studies are for example medicine, biology, biosciences, veterinary medicine, dentistry, environmental sciences, animal physiology, pharmacy, biochemistry, chemistry corresponding to at least 3 years' of full‐time academic studies (equivalent of 180 ECTS credit units in the Finnish university system) obtained at an internationally recognised and accredited university or higher education institution (excluding Bachelor`s degree from either the University of Applied Science or Polytechnic). Basic studies in human anatomy and physiology as well as in pharmacology and toxicology are prerequisites for acceptance.
No tuition fee for EU/ETA nationals.
For non EU/ETA nationals, please visit: - Please see the university website for further information on fees for this course.
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