Recurrent health crises (asbestos, dioxin, magnetic fields, bisphenol A,…) clearly highlight the close relations between man and his environment and the sometimes dramatic consequences of a poor health risk assessment. The development of new technologies and innovations in industry and research (e.g. nanotechnologies) mean that new substances are constantly being generated. Improving knowledge leads to the identification of emerging risks (e.g. endocrine disrupters) and the question of the effects of environments on health (general environment, professional environment, food) is a major concern. In order to meet the challenges related to human health, while respecting the environment, it is essential that education be provided that takes into account current toxicological and safety concerns (air and water quality, toxicological safety of foodstuffs, safety of working environments).
The “Toxicology, Environment, Health” (TES) course aims to train students from different origins (biologists, doctors, pharmacists, veterinarians, agronomists, environmental and chemical engineers as well as actors from the professional world. Thanks to this multidisciplinary training, the graduate will have solid scientific knowledge on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of action of environmental pollutants and their physio-pathological consequences, on the exposure modalities according to the considered environments (general and professional) and good bases in epidemiology and risk assessment.
He will also have professional skills (bibliographic analysis and synthesis, written and oral communication of experimental results, team work, ability to debate).
Sylvie Babajko’s team welcomes master students from the Master 2 « Toxicology, Environment and Hearth »