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Toxicology

Toxicology: Introduction

​​​​​​​​Lead Faculty of the Collaborative Specialization

Medicine

Participating Degree Programs

Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology — MSc, PhD
Medical Science — MSc, PhD
Nutritional Sciences — MSc, PhD
Pharmaceutical Sciences — MSc, PhD
Pharmacology — MSc, PhD

Overview

The Collaborative Specialization in Toxicology provides graduate students with a unique opportunity to gain breadth and depth of knowledge in toxicology beyond their thesis research area. This collaborative specialization aims to prepare participants for careers related to toxicology. It emphasizes the development of critical thinking and effective communication skills in addition to acquiring greater knowledge of basic principles and specific aspects of toxicology.

The graduate programs listed above participate in this collaborative specialization. Students may pursue an MSc or PhD degree. Graduate units participating in the program contribute graduate courses, provide facilities, and provide supervision for graduate research.

Graduate students from units other than the participating units listed who are interested in pursuing a program in toxicology should speak to the Director of the Collaborative Specialization in Toxicology and the graduate advisor(s) in their home graduate unit to discuss the possibility. Detailed information is available on the Toxicology website and from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of the participating home graduate unit and the collaborative specialization, students will receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Specialization in ​Toxicology” on their transcript.

Contact and Address

Web: https://pharmtox.utoronto.ca/cst
Email: pharmtox.dept@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-3851

Collaborative Specialization in Toxicology
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Building
Room 4207, 1 King's College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8 Canada

Toxicology: Master's Level

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants who wish to enrol in the collaborative specialization must first apply to and be admitted by one of the participating home graduate units under its regulations. Once students have been admitted to their home graduate unit, they should register in the Collaborative Specialization in Toxicology by contacting the collaborative specialization director.

Specialization Requirements

  • Students must complete JNP 1016H Graduate Seminar in Toxicology.

  • Students may be required to take JNP 1014Y Interdisciplinary Toxicology if they have not previously completed coursework in advanced toxicology.

  • Students must attend a minimum of six academic seminars related to toxicology during the master's program.

  • Students must complete a research thesis or project as required by the home graduate unit. It is understood that the research topic will be in the area of toxicology.

Toxicology: Doctoral Level

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants who wish to enrol in the collaborative specialization must first apply to and be accepted by one of the participating home graduate units under its regulations. Once students have been admitted to their home graduate unit, they should register in the Collaborative Specialization in Toxicology by contacting the collaborative specialization director.

Specialization Requirements

  • Students must complete JNP 1016H Graduate Seminar in Toxicology, plus a 0.5 full-course equivalent (FCE) in the area of toxicology (approved by the collaborative specialization director). The home unit and the collaborative specialization director will decide whether these courses are in addition to, or substitutions for, requirements of the home graduate unit.

  • Students may be required to take JNP 1014Y Interdisciplinary Toxicology if they have not previously completed coursework in advanced toxicology.

  • Students must attend a minimum of 12 academic seminars related to toxicology during the doctoral specialization.

  • Students must complete a research thesis or project as required by the home graduate unit. It is understood that the research topic will be in the area of toxicology.​

Toxicology: Courses

​JNP 1014Y
​Interdisciplinary Toxicology​
​JNP 1016H
Graduate Seminar in Toxicology​​​ (prerequisite or co-requisite: JNP 1014Y)