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The Master of Advanced Studies in Toxicology provides a comprehensive educational
pathway recognized by national and international authorities as a postgraduate
qualification in toxicology. It is designed to fulfill the needs of recently graduated
students, those who are already in employment and potential employers in
industry, academia and regulatory bodies.
The assessment of the potential risks of chemicals and pharmaceuticals to which humans and the environment are exposed provides the
necessary basis for protection measures. This increasingly complex
process has created a demand for qualified scientists in industry,
academia and regulatory bodies with the right knowledge, experience
and professional qualification. The MAS in Toxicology was initiated
in 2010 by the newly-established Swiss Centre for Applied Hu man Toxicology
(SCAHT) as part of its mandate to promote education and continued professional
development in this important discipline. The curriculum has been developed by
the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Faculty of sciences of the
University of Ge neva (Ecole de Pharmacie Genève-Lausanne). The rnaster is part
of an educational platform of collaboration with the Universities of Lausanne,
Zürich and Basel, the Swiss Society of Toxicology, the Swiss Register of
Toxicologists, the Centre of Competence in analytic chemistry and toxicology
(CCCTA), the Centre for Ecotoxicology (eawag/EPFL), regulatory authorities and
the pharmaceutical and chemical industry.
The curriculum is designed to comply with the regulations for toxicological
training set by the Swiss Register of Toxicologists (for details, see
Swiss Register of Toxicologists) and and EUROTOX.
Successful completion of the course may be used towards fulfillment of the
requirements for professional registration as a toxicologist.
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