172.071 Toxicology for Chemists
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VO, 1.0h, 1.0EC


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to apply field-specific toxicological terminology, to analyse toxicological problems, to evaluate to a certain degree the hazards and risks associated with poisons, to communicate this knowledge to others, and to participate in well-founded discussions about these topics.

Subject of course

Introduction to toxicology. Description of the most important research methods and experimental models (human, animal, and in vitro studies). Qualitative and quantitative characterization of the effect of poisons (including dose-response relationship, NOAEL/LOAEL, extrapolation). Risk and hazard. Carcinogenesis and reproductive/developmental toxicology. Basics of toxikokinetics. Acute intoxication, its epidemiology, and the associated treatment options. Specific description of the most important intoxications.

(confirmed: 11.04.2021)

Teaching methods

Lectures with Powerpoint presentations. Possibility to ask questions and to discuss

Mode of examination


Additional information

The event will be held on-line, i.e. as 8 Webex meetings.

The participants are required to register officially and to report their e-mail addresses.

Invitations and access codes to the meetings will be sent to these e-mail addresses at an appropriate time point.

Scripts will be continuously provided on line.

(confirmed: 11.04.2021)



Course dates

Wed09:00 - 11:0010.05.2023 - 28.06.2023EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Toxikologie
Toxicology for Chemists - Single appointments
Wed10.05.202309:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Toxikologie
Wed17.05.202309:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Toxikologie
Wed24.05.202309:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Toxikologie
Wed31.05.202309:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Toxikologie
Wed07.06.202309:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Toxikologie
Wed14.06.202309:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Toxikologie
Wed21.06.202309:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Toxikologie
Wed28.06.202309:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Toxikologie

Examination modalities

written exam under observation of the protection requirements against Corona


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri13:00 - 16:0021.06.2024HS Atrium 1 written22.05.2024 14:00 - 17.06.2024 08:00TISSPrüfung-ss23-240621

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
20.02.2023 16:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 266 Environmental Engineering Mandatory4. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 490 Technical Chemistry Not specified
423 Subject: Chemistry Mandatory


Scripts on this lecture will continuosly be provided. Additional information coming soon (updated 20.02.2016).

For continued reading:

Marquardt, Schäfer, Barth. Lehrbuch der Toxikologie, 4.Aufl. (2019)

Aktories, Förstermann, Hoffmann, Starke, Allgemeine und Spezielle Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, 12. Aufl. (2017)

Reichl, Taschenatlas Toxikologie, 3.Aufl. (2009)

Casarett and Doull, Toxicology. The Basic Science of Poisons, 9th edition (2019) (English)

Casarett and Doull, Essentials of Toxicology, 3rd edition (2015) (English)



Previous knowledge

None. Some basic knowledge of medicine and natural sciences might be helpful.

(confirmed: 11.04.2021)