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Toxicology is an expanding field with good career prospects and this course covers all major aspects of the subject. The School of Biosciences is recognised internationally as a major centre for teaching and research in toxicology. We provide vocational training in the theoretical, clinical and laboratory aspects of toxicology. You will learn about the nature and mechanism of adverse effects of chemicals such as those found in industry, in the household, in agriculture, in medicine and those that occur naturally in the environment. We give particular emphasis to molecular and cellular mechanisms of toxicity. The full-time taught MSc comprises of four taught modules, a skills module, a synoptic module and a 3 month research project. The taught modules are as follows: Module 1 - Metabolism and excretion of xenobiotics Module 2 - Pharmacological, forensic and clinical aspects of toxicology Module 3 - Molecular and cellular mechanisms of toxicity and carcinogenesis Module 4 - Toxicology in Practice: Safety assessment in industry and the environment Research Project - this takes place in a university, research institute, industry or a hospital environment. Most of the teaching takes place at the University of Birmingham but there are important contributions from external experts working in the pharmaceutical and other industries, contract research companies and government establishments as well as visits to external centres of toxicology. These external contacts are very important in relation to the provision of resources, specialist applied aspects of the training and to future employment. Funding: A number of BBSRC studentships are available to support eligible students on this programme. Enquiries: PGT Admissions, School of Biosciences, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT Tel: 0121-414-5922 Email: [email protected] http:www.biosciences.bham.ac.uk

Toxicology is an expanding field with good career prospects and this course covers all major aspects of the subject. The School of Biosciences is recognised internationally as a major centre for teaching and research in toxicology. We provide vocational training in the theoretical, clinical and laboratory aspects of toxicology. You will learn about the nature and mechanism of adverse effects of...

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