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PSĀ 8111. Introduction to Toxicology. 3 Credit Hours.

Toxicology is a multi-disciplinary science focused on the adverse effects of chemicals, drugs and environmental agents. In the first part of this course the basic principles of toxicology will be covered, including dose response relationships, mechanisms of toxicity and exposure. In the second part, target organs of toxicity will be presented with an overview of anatomy and physiology of different target organs (e.g. liver, kidney), as well as organ-specific response to toxic insult. In the final segment of the course, students will be exposed to a variety of areas of applied toxicology, including risk assessment, clinical & forensic toxicology, chemical carcinogenesis, reproductive toxicology and the role of toxicology in drug development.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.