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Toxicology - 53a/Série 1

Responsible Faculty: Doctoral school (FBM-DOCT)

Teacher(s): Aurélien Thomas

Validity: 2018 ->

Course Timetable (Aperiodic)

Date Location Notice Topics Lecturer(s)
16.10.2019 de 10:00 à 12:00 Pierre Decker, room BU19-04/641, Lausanne Introduction to toxicology Aurélien Thomas
23.10.2019 de 10:00 à 12:00 Pierre Decker, room BU19-04/641, Lausanne Biotransformation of drugs and toxicants Aurélien Thomas
30.10.2019 de 10:00 à 12:00 Jequier Doge, room BL08-1132, Lausanne Toxicological investigations: from main standard to toxicogenomic procedures Aurélien Thomas
06.11.2019 de 10:00 à 12:00 Jequier Doge, room BL08-1132, Lausanne Forensic toxicology Marc Augsburger
13.11.2019 de 10:00 à 12:00 Jequier Doge, salle BL08-1132, Lausanne Clinical toxicology Thierry Buclin

Tutorial (optional)

Teaching language(s): English
Public: Yes
Credits: 1.00


Toxicology is a branch of biology, chemistry and medicine which aims at characterizing the disposition of chemicals in living organisms, the types of adverse effects that may be produced after exposure, the mechanisms of action behind these effects and the impacts of possible interactions among agents. Factors that influence chemical toxicity include dose, time of exposition, route of exposure, species, age, sex, genetic predispositions and environment. This course will provide to students a basic knowledge and fundamental principles about toxicology with a special focus on human toxicology.


The tutorial will give a general overview and training in toxicological sciences with a focus on human toxicology. Key notions in toxicokinetics, toxicodynamics, mechanisms of toxicity, and analytical toxicology will be presented and discussed. Conventional analytical procedure used in toxicology will be introduced. Students will actively participate on the interpretation of case studies as a support to the discussion and the training. Application of forensic and clinical toxicology will be covered.


Personal work : Yes
Presentation : Yes
Final Test : No
Participation evaluated by the tutor : Yes
Attestation of participation: Yes


1) Essentials of Toxicology, Casarett & Doull's, CD Klaassen, JB Watkins (2015)
2) Précis de toxicologie, J Diezi, E Felley-Bosco (2008)

Programme requirements


Grant requirements

The course will be assessed on the basis of active participation.

Access requirements

Registration: via the Doctoral School. Period 1.

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