Students taking an undergraduate degree in toxicology already have a background in the necessary biological sciences (general biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, etc.). Once in the program, courses include introductory toxicology (drug-related diseases), molecular and biochemical toxicology (DNA damage, molecular mechanisms), and interdisciplinary toxicology (forensic toxicology, risk assessment, clinical toxicology). Practical courses designed to teach laboratory methodologies and techniques are offered in subsequent years.
Graduate students take the necessary requisite introductory courses in toxicology, then take advanced courses such as environmental toxicology, biomarkers, physiological effects of toxins, biomechanical methods by which toxins work, clinical and forensic toxicology, and doping. Seminars in recent advances in toxicology are offered as part of the curriculum, where students can learn about new methodologies, development of anti-toxin drugs, and specific case studies.
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