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Toxicology
TOXICOLOGY
CLASS CODE: HS 485 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: HEALTH SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Presents a survey of the impact of toxic chemicals found in the environment and workplace. Discussion of the basic principles of toxicology, the environmental and biological impacts of toxic chemicals, and the regulatory guidelines for working with these chemicals.
DESCRIPTION: Presents an in-depth survey of common toxic chemicals found in the environment and workplace. This includes common pesticides, solvents, mycotoxins from mold and radioactive materials. The course covers basic principles of toxicology such as dose-response, exposure-effect, hazard, potency and risk assessment. It discusses environmental factors that impact the fate of these chemicals. Outlines disposition and effect of chemicals in the body, including absorption, distribution and elimination. Covers methods to reduce risk of exposure and regulatory toxicology (such as Threshold Limit Values, FIFRA, RCRA, Clean Water Act, etc.). Generic toxicology and biological monitoring are also covered briefly in the course.
TOPICS: Basic prinicples of toxicology, potential impact of toxic chemicals on the environment and humans, dose-response guidelines and potency, risk assessment, impact on human health and environmental health, regulatory guidelines for storing, monitoring, and use of these chemicals.
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REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: Chemistry 101 or 105, Biology 221 and 222
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003