52146 Toxicology

Course Description

Introduces students to the basic principles of toxicology. The topics are: General Principles of Toxicology: (History and Scope of Toxicology, Principles of Toxicology, Mechanisms of Toxicity, Risk Assessment) , Disposition of Toxicants: (Absorption, Distribution, and Excretion of Toxicants, Biotransformation of Xenobiotics, Toxicokinetics), Nonorgan-Directed Toxicity:(Chemical Carcinogenesis, Genetic Toxicology, Developmental Toxicology), Target Organ Toxicity: (Toxic Responses of the Blood, Toxic Responses of the Immune System, Toxic Responses of the Liver, Toxic Responses of the Kidney, Toxic Responses of the Respiratory System, Toxic Responses of the Nervous System, Toxic Responses of the Ocular and Visual System, Toxic Responses of the Heart and Vascular Systems, Toxic Responses of the Skin, Toxic Responses of the Reproductive System, Toxic Responses of the Endocrine System) , Toxic Agents: (Toxic Effects of Pesticides, Toxic Effects of Metals, Toxic Effects of Solvents and Vapors, Toxic Effects of Radiation and Radioactive Materials, Toxic Effects of Terrestrial Animal Venoms and Poisons, Toxic Effects of Plants), Environmental Toxicology: (Air Pollution, Ecotoxicology) and Applications of Toxicology: (Food Toxicology, Analytic/Forensic Toxicology, Clinical Toxicology, Occupational Toxicology and Regulatory Toxicology)

Learning Objective

  • At the end of this course the student is expected to:
  • 1. Describe the concept of General Principles of Toxicology
  • 2. Critically evaluate and interpret scientific data, information, and lab results
  • 3. Describe key aspects of fundamental toxicology
  • 4. Describe of Toxicants
  • 5. Identify Target Organ Toxicity
  • 6. Identify Nonorgan-Directed
  • 7. Identify Toxic Agents
  • 8. Describe Environmental Toxicology
  • 9. Describe Applications of Toxicology



Books for this Course

  • Toxicology by Dr. Y.K Lahir

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Course Prerequisite