Research Trends in Toxicology, 7.5 credits

About the course

This course builds on principles learned in Toxicology for Environmental Scientists through exploration of current research trends, and discussion of case-studies, new molecular-level tools, and challenges in modern applied toxicology.

Both human and environmental toxicology applications will be studied.

Topics covered include:

* How the principles of toxicology are being applied to cutting-edge research questions in human and environmental toxicology

* Novel tools available for toxicological research and how these are leading to discovery of new effects and modes-of-toxic-action

* Toxicity testing in the 21st century, toxicogenomics, ecotoxicology, genetic toxicology, endocrine disruption, reproductive or developmental toxicology, dealing with chemical mixtures, and topical issues such as emerging contaminants and microplastics

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

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