TOX-OER MOOC (Massive Online Open Courses) is a free pedagogical platform to deliver and share knowledge and skills related to the toxicology field by seven European countries. Our objective is to improve the access of learning in toxicology, the active learning, the virtual and blended mobility.
You can join to the TOX-OER courses in modular or sequential way. It depends by your interest and background.
This module aims to define Toxicology and its main
areas (Mechanistic, Descriptive and Regulatory). The sub-disciplines Forensic,
Clinical, Environmental, Occupational Toxicology as well as Toxicogenomics will
be also presented in video. Concepts of toxic, toxin, xenobiotics, types of
intoxications (acute/chronic, accidental/intentional), types of xenobiotic
interactions (additive, synergic, potentiation and antagonism), tolerance,
maximum effect and potency will be explain.
This module aims to describe the phenomena of
pharmaco-toxicokinetic and contextualize the pharmacological and toxicological
consequences related to the absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and
transport (ADMET) of xenobiotics (drugs and toxic compounds). The students will
contact with movies showing the ADMET processes as well as research data that
will allow them to interpret the risks associated with xenobiotic exposure
related to their disposition in the organism.
This module describes the main toxicological
characteristics of prescription and abuse drugs, and their differences from
legal and scientific points of view. Analytical methods for their qualitative
and quantitative determination in different biological and non-biological
matrices will be described and discussed. The most important aspects of
regulations in the pharmaceutical sector will be provided and explained.
This module aims to learn the adverse effects or
pathological states caused by toxicants in specific organs of the body.
each organ, several aspects will be discussed: the main mechanisms involved in
the toxicity, the main toxicants responsible for the damage and the currently
used biomarkers which are able to specify the kind of damage and the place
where is being produced.
The goal of the module is to understand the
correlation between the sources of toxic emissions and the assessment systems
of emissions and immissions, according to personal and authoritative rights and
duties related to toxic pollutants. The content and activities are discussed
based on the pollutants’ flow: source – transport – targeted environmental
This module aims to provide basic information about
the patent system and when an invention can be patentable. Concepts about
patentability will be dealt with and several examples about patents in the
chemistry field will be provided. The enforcement of patent rights will be also