Toxicology for Environmental Scientists, 7.5 credits

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.

Further course information will appear soon on this page. Until then, information can be found on the department website.

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