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International Course on Advanced Principles of Toxicology

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Semester: Summer 2016
Additional Offerings: Summer 2017
Start Date: May 02, 2016
End Date: May 13, 2016


Certificate of Attendance


MCLN 107 - J.D. MacLachlan Building, Alumni Walk


Continuing Education


May 2 to May 13, 2016, Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30
Last Friday: 8:30 to noon.

Registration Fees: There is a 10% discount for 2 registrations and 20% discount for 3 registrations from the same organization received at the same time. The alumni discount does not apply if either of these discounts are utilized.

Tuition Fees

$1900.00 (CDN), HST applies.


Department: School of Environmental Sciences

External: Canadian Network of Toxicology Centres


This two-week, advanced survey of toxicology reviews the principles of toxicology and mechanisms of toxic action, and applies knowledge gained to human health, developmental and reproductive toxicology, environmental epidemiology, and human, carcinogen and environmental risk assessment. This graduate equivalent course is designed for professionals in industry, government or education who are currently working or planning to work in areas related to toxicology and requires that learners have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, with course work in statistics, chemistry and biology.

Classes include formal lectures in which basic background and principles of specific areas of toxicology will be presented and applied case studies which will illustrate and build on lecture content.

Designed For

Industry, government or education personnel who are planning to or are currently working in areas related to toxicology.


Course Learning Outcomes
By the end of the Advanced Principles of Toxicology course, the successful student will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of and have current, cutting-edge knowledge in environmental and human health toxicology.
  • Understand the processes used and interpret toxicological data for humans and organisms in the environment.
  • Understand the data requirements and apply knowledge of the techniques and procedures to assess risk in human health and the ecosystem.
  • Conduct human and ecotoxicological risk assessments.

Grading Scheme

Assessment: Some sections of the course will include a take-home assignment or quiz. Graduate students are required to complete the assignments. Open Learning participants may complete the assignments if they wish to receive course credit. Assignment information and schedule will be included in the course manual.

Assessment Method

Formal lectures and tutorials.

Course Topics

  • Mechanism of Toxic Action
  • Ecotoxicology Applied to the Assessment of Contaminated Land
  • Toxicological Principles (Mammals)
  • Endocrine Modulators (Mammals)
  • Carcinogen Risk Assessment
  • Developmental & Reproductive Toxicology (Mammals)
  • Human Health Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • Ecotoxicology (Animals)
  • Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment
  • Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) - A Practical Approach
  • Case Studies in Risk Assessment and Risk Communication

Download the 2016 course outline (pdf).

Download the 2016 brochure. (pdf, 8 mb).

Download the 2016 course, travel and accommodation information (pdf).

Withdrawal Policy

  • A refund less a 10% administration will be charged for withdrawals received 7 days or more in advance of the course (April 25, 2016).
  • No refund is available for withdrawals received less than 7 days before the course start date. You may transfer your registration to another person.

Course Prerequisites

This graduate equivalent course normally requires that learners have a Bachelor's or Master's degree with course work in statistics, chemistry and biology.


Required Materials Provided:

  • Course manual

    Open Learners will receive the course manual on the first day of class. Manual fee is included in the tuition fee.

    Graduate students register through the UofG Webadvisor or by submitting the Ontario Visiting Graduate Student Application Form. Graduate students are required to pay the course manual fee. If required, a parking pass is available for purchase.


For more information
Contact: Info Line
Phone: 519 824-4120 ext. 55000

These course details are based on information provided to date by the associated academic department or the course instructor. Course specific information remains subject to change until the actual date of course commencement. In the event of a discrepancy between the course information provided here and on the course website, the course website will be taken as official.