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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.

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.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
CONTENT AND 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.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The student will: 1) define an operational description of environmental toxicology, 2) identify and understand historical context of environmental toxicology, 3) recognize that environmental toxicology is the study of the existence and physical-chemical-biological properties of toxic substances in the environment, 4) learn how to detect, measure, and assess the presence of toxic substances in the environment, 5) assess effects of doses of toxic substances in the environment to exposed species, 6) model (descriptively, chemically, mechanically, and regulatorally) the introduction, transport, accumulation, and depletion of toxic environmental substances, 7) model and compute dose-response relationships for the human species, 8) identify and assess biological responses of plant and animal species to toxicants, 9) become familiar with legal and regulatory aspects of exposure to environmental toxicants, 10) understand the multi-disciplinary nature of environmental modeling, 11) assess the relevance of environmental toxicological studies to the human species, 12) develop and understand risk assessment models for environmental toxicology, 13) learn how to assess media data and reports of environmental toxicology issues.
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: Chemistry 101 or 105, Biology 221 and 222
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003