TOXICOLOGY is a transversal science in human and environmental health, society well-being and economy. In fact, this science is part of higher-education curricula for the study of Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Environmental Engineering, Biology, Law/Regulation and Forensic Sciences.
It is also important for the General Community because at least basic knowledge of this field may prevent risks associated with exposure to chemical agents at home, the workplace and the open environment; the consumption of drugs or “medicinal” plants or the abuse of non-legal drugs.
Each partner has developed scientific, pedagogical, informative and training materials (ICT-BASED), in their speciality, through OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OER). Importantly, all these materials are available in English as well as in the DIFFERENT LANGUAGES of the EUROPEAN PARTNERS (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Czech, Bulgarian and Finnish).
Remarkably, owing to the lack of European MOOCs (Massive Open On-line Courses) in the field of the Toxicology and major differences in the teaching and learning of this important subject at various European biologically oriented faculties, our project has developed a scientific and pedagogical joint between research in the field of toxicology and MOOC pedagogical design.
TOX-OER project has created the conditions for the RECOGNITION and CERTIFICATION (ECTS credits) of learning achievements.
Most of the groups participate in Master’s degrees, by teaching the different fields of Toxicological Science. The new educational ICT-based material are used to improve the active learning of students in these courses, contributing to the improvement of the quality and relevance of HIGHER EDUCATION in Toxicology.
TOX-OER aims to develop and share knowledge and skills related to Toxicology, which promote the INTERNATIONALIZATION of Europe’s Higher Education systems in Europe but also in countries from other continents that have as Spanish and Portuguese as their main language, namely in Latin America and Africa.