Instruction

Name Cr Method of study Time Location Organiser
Food Toxicology and Risk Assessment 5 Cr Lecture Course 15.3.2021 - 5.5.2021
Food Toxicology and Risk Assessment 5 Cr Examinarium (electronic exam room) 1.6.2021 - 30.6.2021
Name Cr Method of study Time Location Organiser
Food Toxicology and Risk Assessment 5 Cr Examinarium (electronic exam room) 28.10.2019 - 1.11.2019
Food Toxicology and Risk Assessment 5 Cr General Examination 19.9.2019 - 19.9.2019
Food Toxicology and Risk Assessment 5 Cr Summer Examination 15.8.2019 - 15.8.2019
Food Toxicology and Risk Assessment 5 Cr Summer Examination 6.6.2019 - 6.6.2019
Food Toxicology and Risk Assessment 5 Cr General Examination 23.5.2019 - 23.5.2019
Food Toxicology and Risk Assessment 5 Cr Lecture Course 12.3.2019 - 2.5.2019

Target group

The course is compulsory in the Food Safety study module. The course is available for students with bachelor level knowledge in food sciences.

Prerequisites

Bachelor level knowledge in food sciences

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student has a basic knowledge of food toxicology and of the principles of risk assessment concerning food and food ingredients. The student will be able to search for relevant safety evaluations and read and understand the scientific opinions regarding evaluation of food safety.

Timing

1st or 2nd year, period IV, odd years only

Contents

Basic principles of toxicology, ADME (absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion), exposure, food allergy, examples of safety evaluation of vitamins, novel foods, food additives, flavourings, botanical substances, and GMO.

Study materials

Material provided during the course with links to relevant web-pages (e.g. EFSA, EU commission). Supportive reading: Püssa, T. 2014. Principles of Food Toxicology. 2nd ed. CRC Press. Chapters 1-6.

Assessment practices and criteria

Literature examination 80 %, written essay 20 %. The performance will be graded using a scale of 0-5.

Relation to other study units

Replaces the former course 871073 (EK363) Food Toxicology and Risk Assesment 5 cr.

Additional information

Teaching language is English. Kurssin voi suorittaa myös suomen tai ruotsin kielellä. Kursen kan avläggas också på svenska.

Completion methods

Lecture series + written essay, contact teaching 30 h, self study 103 h.