Environmental Analytical Chemistry and Toxicology

Environmental Analytical Chemistry and Toxicology (compulsory module)

Standard workload: 6.0 ECTS

Learning Outcomes:

Technical and methodological competencies: Fundamentals of toxicology and risk assessment of chemicals, applicability and possible uses of current chemical and instrumental analytical techniques in process- and environmental analysis.
Cognitive and practical competencies: After positive completion of the course, students are able to assess and evaluate the applicability, information content, and any limitations of toxicological models, as well as the most important instrumental analytical techniques in relation to the respective sample or problem.
Social competencies and self-competencies: Students will be able to explain aspects of toxicology and environmental analysis and to find links to current environmental issues.
Contents: Basics of absorption and metabolism, introduction to cell culture and toxicological in vitro test systems as well as insight into modern risk assessment of chemicals; in-depth knowledge of the various spectroscopic subfields and of the processing of complex data information; current trends, developments and innovations from sustainable analytical chemistry in the environmental compartments water, soil, and air.

Expected prior knowledge:

Technical and methodological competencies: Elementary knowledge of inorganic and organic and chemistry, as well as physics and biochemistry.
Cognitive and practical competencies: Overview of the current state of knowledge on chemical and instrumental analytics.
Social competencies and self-competencies: Critical examination of current problems in chemical safety and the impact of substances on the environment.
Mandatory requirements: None.

Courses of the module:

The following courses are mandatory:

  • 4.0/2.0 VO Principles of Toxicology (Uni Wien)
  • 2.0/1.0 VO Innovative Analytics in Green and Environmental Chemistry (Uni Wien, together with TUW and BOKU)