The demand for highly specialized professionals and researchers in the field of toxicology, concern and interest in investing in the training of human resources at the postgraduate level, associated with the existence of human resources and highly qualified materials in the area of Toxicology and Toxicological Analysis at Feevale University led to the proposal of a Master's Degree in Toxicology and Toxicological Analysis, whose proposal was submitted to the CAPES evaluation in the year 2015. The recommendation of the course was given at the 161st Meeting of the Technical and Scientific Council of Education (CTC-ES), held in December 2015. The first selection process of the course took place in January 2016 and the teaching activities began in March 2016.
Feevale University has a consolidated history in the area of Toxicology, and has promoted, in recent years, numerous scientific events, workshops and lectures with leading international researchers in the field of toxicology and toxicological analyzes from international reference centers. Since 2008, the Toxicological Analysis Laboratory of the University has been providing specialized services to the regional and national community, and has been responsible for the determination of cyanide in samples from the Kiss Nightclub fire victims in January 2013 and has provided therapeutic monitoring services for immunosuppressive and anti-infectious agents and specialized toxicological analysis for various medical and forensic centers in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and other centers in Brazil and abroad.