Toxicology for Environmental Scientists, 7.5 credits

About this education

This course introduces the principles of toxicology with the aim of understanding the hazards posed to humans and wildlife by chemical contaminants. A particular focus for this course will be on dose-response relationships, how chemicals are taken up, distributed and eliminated in living organisms, subsequent adverse effects, and consideration of underlying molecular mechanisms of toxicity.

Topics covered include:

* exploration of dose-response relationships, toxicological thresholds and methods in toxicological testing

* chemical and biological considerations of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (ADME)

* toxicological receptors, and mechanisms-of-action leading to adverse-effects

Course includes lectures, laboratory work, workshop exercises, presentations and discussions.

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