Knowledge and ability to understand
During the course, the student will have to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the basic concepts of toxicokinetics and of toxicodynamics, of experimental toxicology methods that can offer the evaluation cues related to the risk-benefit bases in exposure to xenobiotics in general and to food components in particular. The student must acquire the ability to correlate and integrate the general aspects with the specific characteristics of the individual foods and be able to highlight the possible interactions and side effects.
The student must be able to use the knowledge acquired to understand and predict the molecular transformations underlying the formation of xenobiotics. During the course, the student will be driven to the evaluation of the results from toxicological and epidemiological studies and he will have to acquire the skills to apply the knowledge of the mechanisms of action of toxic compounds in order to evaluate the possible toxicity of food and food supplements.
Autonomy of judgment
The student must be able to define which metabolism and interactions may occur or can be induced in a food and how can be related to a possible toxicological response.
The student must be able to use the scientific language and the specific words of toxicology in an appropriate manner, demonstrating the ability to illustrate and transmit the acquired concepts in oral and written form.
The student who attended the course will be able to deepen their knowledge in the field of toxicology, through the independent consultation of specialized texts, scientific papers and appropriate databases, even outside the topics dealt with strictly in class.