Introduction to Toxicology

  • The Introduction to Toxicology (PM311) module is taught as part of the core 3rd year Pharmacology syllabus.
  • The module is also available as an elective 5 ECTS module to undenominated science and visiting overseas students.
  • The module introduces students to the basic concepts in toxicology such as toxicokinetics (how our bodies deal with toxicants), mechanisms of toxicity (how toxicants cause damage at a cellular level), target organ toxicity (how toxicants cause damage at a organ level) and toxicity assessment (how one can assess toxicitiy). 
  • PM311 Information sheet.

Module Coordinator

Dr. Howard Fearnhead,


Telephone: 091 495240 (outside); Ext 5240 (inside)