Welcome to the Radboud Toxicology and Pharmacology programme

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has ranked environmental exposures to chemicals among the most important risk factors for chronic disease mortality. Prescription of drugs also pose a major health risk, ranking 4th (with stroke) as a leading cause of death. The European Commission estimates that adverse reactions from prescription drugs cause 200,000 deaths every year.

At the Radboudumc we teach 6 Master courses that together form a firm basis for becoming a registered toxicologist. This programme is open for all students of Biomedical Sciences and for students Molecular Life Science, Medical Biology, and Chemistry that followed Toxixology or Pharmacochemistry in their bachelor. Possibly others can also apply for attendance.

September: Molecular and cellular toxicology / Biodynamic and toxicokinetic modeling
October: Chemical mutagenesis and carcinogenesis / Human risk assessment
November: Clinical toxicology / Reproductive Epidemiology and Toxicology
Courses that would also fit in a Toxicology programme include: Radiation safety level 5b and Animal research (art. 9)

For appropriate chemical risk management there is a great demand for trained toxicologists. In the past 15 years the Radboudumc has delivered more than 75 toxicologists that acquired important positions in university (45%), (pharmaceutical) industry (25%) and regulatory agencies (30%). Our graduates are highly appreciated for their in-depth toxicological knowledge and broad skills in applied and fundamental biomedical research methods. The Radboudumc toxicology track is the only one embedded in a medical faculty in the Netherlands, which gives us the opportunity to set up a series of courses that will be the standard in the human toxicology field. There are ample opportunities for toxicology master's students to do internships at influential institutions in the Netherlands (e.g. NVIC, RIVM, TNO) and abroad. After their master's with a major in Toxicology, three quarters have obtained a PhD. The Radboudumc is a key player in the education of toxicologists and this toxicology track will merely strengthen this position.