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Environmental Toxicology

Code: MSP12_32     Acronym: MSP12_32

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Environmemtal Health

Instance: 2013/2014 - 2S

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Clinical Epidemiology, Predictive Medicine and Public Health Department
Course/CS Responsible: Master Degree Course in Public Health

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MSP 0 Master Degree Public Health - Official Plan12 1 - 3 27 81

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical classes: 1,00
Theoretical and practical : 0,92
Others: 0,00

Teaching language



Acquisition of knowledge in Occupational and Environmental Toxicology. Recognition of the available tools for assessing risks in this area through the analysis of case studies.

Learning outcomes and competences

Students should be able to understand the different mechanisms of toxicity and how to evaluate risks related to exposure to chemicals. With this knowledge, students will be able to recognize, analyze and promote solutions in cases of environmental hazard.

Working method



Environmental exposure; Classification of environmental pollutants; toxicokinetics; toxicodynamics; Adverse health effects; Evaluation of toxicity; Risk assessment; Safe states of exposure; Environmental Monitoring; Biological monitoring; Case Studies

Mandatory literature

David A Wright, Pamela Welbourn; Environmental Toxicology, Cambridge University Press , 2002
W. William Hughes, Taylor and Francis; Essentials of Environmental Toxicology, Washington DC, 1996
Chris Winder, Neill Stacey; Occupational Toxicology, 2nd Edition, CRC Press , 2004

Comments from the literature

Bibliography will also include scientific papers with relevance to the topics under study.

Teaching methods and learning activities

A total of 81 hours of student’s work, of which 27 are of contact, distributed as follows is estimated: T:14; TP:13.

Evaluation Type

Evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Exame 100,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 54,00
Frequência das aulas 27,00
Total: 81,00

Eligibility for exams

To be present in at least 75% of the classes.

Calculation formula of final grade

Classification of the final exam.
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