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29954-01 - Vorlesung: Food Toxicology and Risk Assessment 1 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2023
Angebotsmuster Jedes Frühjahrsem.
Dozierende Hanspeter Nägeli (h.naegeli@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt This lecture presents the current state of the science of risk assessment of chemicals (additives, pesticide or drug residues, phytochemicals, toxins and contaminants) in food by consideration of the four stages of risk assessment, i.e., hazard identification, hazard characterization, exposure assessment and risk characterization. The contribution of animal-based methods and pharmacologic or epidemiologic studies will be outlined with emphasis on the importance of first applying existing chemical, biochemical, physiologic or toxicological knowledge. The lecture will also discuss the issues of risk management and communication in food toxicology, identify gaps of knowledge and outline areas of current research.

Specific topics:
Introduction – Historical background, legal basis, acute threats and pervasive low-level exposures
Tools of risk assessment and management – NOEL, ADI/TDI, BMD & MOE concepts, examples of MLs & MRLs
Residue toxicology – Pesticides & veterinary drugs
Analytical guidelines – screening & confirmatory methods, interpretation of results
The concept of “threshold of toxicological concern” with reference to food
Carcinogens in food (including toxicants induced during food processing)
Toxicologic assessment of genetically modified food
Anthropogenic contaminants – POPs, heavy metals
Phytochemicals in food
Mycotoxins in food
Dietary chemoprotection
Emerging issues in food toxicology – Case studies
Lernziele Understand methods of risk assessment of chemicals in food, application to current issues in food toxicology, knowledge of major food-borne chemical hazards
Literatur Watson DH (2004) Pesticide, veterinary and other residues in food. Woodhead Publishing, CRC Prss, Boca Raton

Different opinions published by EFSA (European Food Safety Authority)
Bemerkungen Film and sound recordings during the course are strictly forbidden (recorders may be confiscated
Weblink Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences


Teilnahmebedingungen Completed Bachelor degree
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall Wochentag Zeit Raum
wöchentlich Dienstag 10.15-12.00 Pharmazentrum, Hörsaal 2


Datum Zeit Raum
Dienstag 21.02.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Pharmazentrum, Hörsaal 2
Dienstag 28.02.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Fasnachstferien
Dienstag 07.03.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Pharmazentrum, Hörsaal 2
Dienstag 14.03.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Pharmazentrum, Hörsaal 2
Dienstag 21.03.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Pharmazentrum, Hörsaal 2
Dienstag 28.03.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Pharmazentrum, Hörsaal 2
Dienstag 04.04.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Pharmazentrum, Hörsaal 2
Dienstag 11.04.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Pharmazentrum, Hörsaal 2
Module Wahlbereich Master Drug Sciences: Empfehlungen (Masterstudium: Drug Sciences)
Wahlbereich Master Pharmazie: Empfehlungen (Masterstudium: Pharmazie)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Please refer to the list:
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anm.: Belegen Lehrveranstaltung; Abm.: stornieren
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,5
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, studiendekanat-philnat@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Departement Pharmazeutische Wissenschaften