Course detail

Special Toxicology in the Environment

FCH-MC_SPTAcad. year: 2023/2024

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Not applicable.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Fenton, J. J.: Toxicology, A case-Oriented Approach, CRC Press LCC, Florida, 2002 (EN)
Timbrell, J. A.: Introduction to Toxicology. Taylor and Francis, London, 1995 (EN)
Igor Linhart: Toxikologie, 2014, VŠCHT Praha (CS)
Miloň Tichý: Toxikologie pro chemiky, 2004, Karolinum (CS)
Karel Picka, Jiří Matoušek: Základy obecné a speciální toxikologie, 1996, Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita Ostrava (CS)

Recommended reading

Ernest Hodgson: A Textbook of Modern Toxicology, 2011, Willey (EN)
Lindsay Murray, Frank Daly, Mike Cadogan: Toxicology Handbook, 2011, Elsevier (EN)


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPCP_ECHT Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme NKCP_ECHT Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. History, definition of special toxicology, terminology, principles.
2. Overview of toxic effects of substances, characteristics, examples of substances.
3. Toxicological characteristics of elements, inorganic and organometallic compounds.
4. Toxicological characteristics of selected organic groups and compounds.
5. Toxicological characteristics of toxins of fungi, cyanobacteria, algae.
6. Toxicological characteristics of plant toxins of toxicologically important plant species (alkaloids, biologically active substances).
7. Toxicological characteristics of toxins of animals, toxicologically important species of animals.
8. Radiotoxicology and toxicology of chemical warfare agents.
9. Case studies.
10. Tests of viability and cytotoxicity.
11. Preparation of biotic and abiotic matrix samples for analysis.
12. Identification of selected alkaloids by FTIR methods.
13. Detection and identification of active ingredients and excipients by FTIR methods.

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer