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Toxicology

ProfDip Toxicology
This course provides an overview of toxicology and current toxicological assessment, and a detailed review of current issues in toxicology. Provides an introduction to the principles of modern toxicology

- Highly trained faculty in the area of Toxicology deliver the course content

- Guest speakers deliver ‘state of the art’ contributions

Course Description
These courses provide an introduction to the principles of modern toxicology in relation to environmental, occupational, and public health in the context of the chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries. These courses are aimed at individuals with a scientific qualification who wish to develop their skills and knowledge of toxicology and gain a recognised third-level qualification in the area. Current practising toxicologists will also benefit from undertaking individual modules for continuing professional development (CPD), as all of the modules will contribute towards maintenance of professional toxicological accreditation. The course content has been approved by the Irish Register of Toxicologists (IRT) and is recognised as accreditation for CPD in this area. These courses have been developed in close collaboration with the Irish Register of Toxicologists (IRT) and are also approved for accreditation towards becoming a registered toxicologist and for CPD credits towards maintaining IRT/ERT accreditation. The courses are run by European Registered Toxicologists (ERT), including guest lecturers delivering ‘state-of-the-art’ contributions as practising experts in a range of toxicological roles, from basic research to national and European regulatory bodies.

Entry requirements

This programme is a graduate programme and applicants must possess an undergraduate degree or relevant experience in the area of toxicology/pharmacology.

• Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Duration

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Tara McMorrow
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 6819

Subjects taught

This part-time course runs sequentially over four semesters, with successful completion of the coursework and examinations leading to the award of a Professional Diploma in Toxicology. Assessment is by multiple choice questions (MCQs), projects, presentations and practical examinations. There will also be continual assessment throughout the course.

The modules include lectures, laboratory components, computer-lab teaching sessions, presentations, group discussions, and home study of written and electronic media. This programme comprises of two modules which are directed at areas of toxicology of particular relevance to practicing toxicologists.

Stage 1 - Core
Essential Pharmacology for the Toxicologist PHAR40170
Experimental Tox and Risk Ass PHAR40180
Env, Food, Occup Toxicology PHAR40270
Prof. Skills for ToxicologistsPHAR40280

Comment

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

This course is directed towards practicing toxicologists or those who are interested in developing further skills and knowledge in the area of toxicology. The course content has been approved by the Register of Toxicologists in Ireland and is recognised as credits for continuing professional development in this area. This course is also aimed at individuals with a scientific qualification who wish to develop their skills and knowledge in toxicology and gain a recognised 3rd level qualification in the area.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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