The course is compulsory in the Food Safety study module. The course is available for students with bachelor level knowledge in food sciences.
Bachelor level knowledge in food sciences
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.
1st or 2nd year, period IV, odd years only
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 method is online examination in Examinarium. First enroll in WebOodi. Then make the time and place reservation in Examinarium: https://guide.student.helsinki.fi/en/article/taking-exams-examinarium-electronic-exam-rooms.
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.
Literature examination 80 %, written essay 20 %. The performance will be graded using a scale of 0-5.
Kurssin voi suorittaa myös suomen tai ruotsin kielellä.
Lecture series + written essay, contact teaching 30 h, self study 103 h.
Replaces the former course 871073 (EK363) Food Toxicology and Risk Assesment 5 cr.