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Structure of the Master's Degree in Pollution, Toxicology and Environmental Health

Arrangement of the Curriculum in ECTS Credits:

A.- Basic training (compulsory): 24  
B.- Master's degree final project (compulsory): 12  
C.- Work placements (compulsory): 6  
Specialities (optional): 18 D.- Environmental pollution
  E.- Environmental toxicology
  F.- Environmental health
 TOTAL: 60  

The Master's Degree in Pollution, Toxicology and Environmental Health has six modules.
These are:

A.- Basic training module

Aimed to level knowledge of the different students, both from the European space and from Latin America. It is compulsory for everyone. It has four basic subjects: "Polluting processes", "Effects of Pollution", "Measurement of Environmental Pollution in Humans" and "Sampling and Analysis of Environmental Pollutants by Mass Spectrometry" with a total of 24 ECTS credits.

B.- Master's degree final project

Students must produce a final project applying their knowledge and a great deal of the acquired competences in an exercise as close to the professional sphere as that of a researcher.

C.- Work placements

This module pursues an approach to the professional exercise that will be achieved with the acquisition of work experience in companies of the sector for which graduates are trained..

D.- Specialisation in environmental pollution

This module expects to offer proper knowledge so that students can understand the processes of atmosphere pollution (radiations, gases, particles, noise...), pollution of continental water and climate change...

E.- Specialisation in environmental toxicology

This module is aimed to transmit basic knowledge on bioindicator organisms and bioassay in an aquatic environment; it also provides information on the principles of teratogenesis, developmental pathogenesis, basic mechanisms of developmental toxicity, as well as effects of stressors, toxins, endocrine disruptors of male and female development and reproduction, in vertebrates and invertebrates.

F.- Specialisation in Environmental health 

In this module concepts both from environmental epidemiology as well as descriptive and/or analytical curriculum in environmental epidemiology are introduced. Additionally, the necessary knowledge for the use of biological targets in the assessing of the impact of environmental pollution in human beings is taught.