C3: Occupational Toxicology

Module Description:

This module is fundamentals of toxicology and is divided in two parts: acute toxicity (part I: Hazardous materials training) and chronic toxicity of chemicals used at work. This module focus on how contaminants enter the human body (absorption), behave inside the body (distribution), transform (metabolism), and are eliminated. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

• Explain the concepts of absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination (ADME), and the parameters influencing ADME

• Retrieve and link absorption to metabolite formation and internal dose

• Understand organ toxicity such as neurotoxicity, hematotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, pulmonary toxicity and reprotoxicity

• Give examples common chemicals used at the workplace and their organ toxicities.

• Treatment of acute intoxications in first aid settings


Basic principles of toxicology

• Source of exposure and effects of the main toxic agents in the workplace in Switzerland

• Carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic chemicals

• Principles of regulatory toxicology

• Toxicological data bases for work and health specialist

• Official hazmat life support course, including international certification

• Poisoning treatment paradigm, including specific Antidotes

Dates and location

08.–11.06.2020, Lausanne

16.-17.06.2020, Schwarzenburg (AHLS Training)

Registration Deadline

30 March 2020


CHF 4 250.–