Toxicology Graduate Certificate
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Toxicology was traditionally considered “the science of poisons” but is increasingly focused on characterizing the adverse effects of both chemicals and physical agents on living organisms and biological systems. Modern toxicologists work in laboratories and the field to identify new hazards, quantify risk, and help craft the regulatory framework governments use to protect both human health and the environment.
This certificate program trains individuals in fundamental aspects of environmental, molecular and computational toxicology. Students will gain knowledge of adverse outcome pathways, environmental monitoring, human health risk assessment, and toxicogenomics. Students will apply these concepts broadly in their courses, in a required writing exercise, and in a virtual town hall (simulated debate) event designed to address important public health issues affecting the state of Oregon. Topics will cover real world applications of toxicology concepts associated with both environmental and human health concerns. Upon completion, students will be well informed on general principles of toxicology and important public health issues associated with environmental pollution and food and drug safety.
This graduate certificate is a 19-20 credit (minimum) program designed to be completed in one year (full time) and is accessible to all through the convenience of Ecampus. The program is designed for those looking to gain knowledge in the field of Toxicology, some graduate experience prior to graduate school, or as continuing education for career professionals. Completion of the Toxicology graduate certificate offers both financial and potential career advances for those just post-baccalaureate and early career professionals. This certificate also provides a continuing education opportunity for working professionals and serves as a stepping-stone for non-traditional students seeking access to our MS and PhD graduate programs in Toxicology.
Certificate Code: CG30
Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the following learning outcomes:
- Conduct research or produce some other form of creative work.
- Demonstrate mastery of subject material.
- Conduct scholarly or professional activities in an ethical manner.
- Interpret and explain basic toxicological concepts related to chemical exposure, dose-response, risk assessment, and food toxins.
- Communicate toxicological concepts relevant to human health and the environment in both the written and oral formats.
|H 524||INTRODUCTION TO BIOSTATISTICS||4|
|H 548||PUBLIC HEALTH TOXICOLOGY||3|
|TOX 511||FUNDAMENTALS OF TOXICOLOGY||3|
|TOX 529||TOXIC SUBSTANCES IN FOOD||3|
|TOX 580||COMPUTATIONAL TOXICOLOGY AND RISK ASSESSMENT||3|
|Select one course from the following: 1||3-4|
|DRUG & MEDICAL DEVICE REGULATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT|
|ISSUES IN INSECT TOXICOLOGY|
|INTRODUCTION TO GRADUATE WRITING|
|PUBLIC HEALTH ETHICS AND ISSUES|
|ADVANCES IN MANIPULATING THE HUMAN GENOME|
|STATISTICAL METHODS FOR GENOMICS RESEARCH|
Other courses may be substituted with approval of the certificate director
Certificate Code: CG30