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Environmental Toxicology

Code: MSP12_32     Acronym: MSP12_32

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Environmemtal Health

Instance: 2015/2016 - 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 12 Master Degree Public Health - Official Plan12 1 - 3 27 81

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
João Paulo Fernandes Teixeira
Carla Sofia Trindade Costa

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical classes: 1,00
Theoretical and practical : 0,92
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical classes Totals 1 1,00
João Paulo Fernandes Teixeira 0,64
Carla Sofia Trindade Costa 0,36
Theoretical and practical Totals 1 0,92
João Paulo Fernandes Teixeira 0,36
Carla Sofia Trindade Costa 0,56

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

Wright D., Welbourn P.; Environmental Toxicology, Cambridge University Press , 2002
Hughes WW ; Essentials of Environmental Toxicology, Taylor and Francis. Washington DC, 1996

Teaching methods and learning activities

A total of 81 hours of student work are estimated, of which 27 are in classroom, distributed in theoretical and theoretical-pratical weekly sessions.

Theoretical sessions are based on the description of contents and the theoretical-practical sessions include discussion and analysis of cases in group or class.

The students will be evaluated through a final exam with 100% of the final grade weight.

Evaluation Type

Evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

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

Eligibility for exams

Students must be present in at least 75% of classes.

Calculation formula of final grade

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