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  • Provide specialized education and training in toxicological sciences and risk assessment with a focus on human toxicology, leading to a recognized academic qualification
  • Fulfil the educational requirements of national and international professional bodies towards registration as a toxicologist


Graduates employed in a toxicological field who wish to obtain a recognized academic qualification in toxicology
Those who have already received formal postgraduate training in toxicology may be eligible for recognition of equivalence for some courses
Graduates wishing to embark on a career in toxicology and having completed a Master's degree in medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, biochemistry, chemistry, biology or a diploma judged as equivalent
Bachelors may be admitted under certain conditions (see admission criteria).

Learning outcomes

  • Scientific understanding of the mechanisms and consequences of adverse effects in living organisms caused by chemical exposure;
  • Ability to ethically apply the science of toxicology in research,product development and safety assessment.


14 modules:

  • Basic Principles in Toxicology (e-learning) A – Basic Principles in Toxicology (e-learning) B
  • Xenobiotic Metabolism, Toxicogenetics
  • Organ Toxicology and Pathology: Cellular and Molecular Aspects
  • Animal Experimentation (theoretical)
  • Alternative Methods to Animal Experimentation
  • Mutagenesis, Carcinogenesis, Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology
  • Molecular Endocrinology
  • Clinical Toxicology, Immunotoxicology
  • Epidemiology, Food and Industrial Toxicology
  • Risk Assessment and Regulatory Toxicology
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Toxicological Analysis
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Biostatistics

Master Thesis


Prof. Jules DESMEULES, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva


Dr. Caroline SAMER and Dr. Marc FATHI, University of Geneva


Swiss Centre for Applied Human Toxicology, SCAHT • Universities of Basel, Lausanne and Zürich • Centre of Competence in Analytic Chemistry and Toxicology, CCCTA • Swiss Society of Toxicology • Swiss Register of Toxicologists • Centre Ecotox, eawag/EPFL
12 février 2019