MB 527 Toxicology: The Basic Science of Poisons
Semester: Spring (even yrs)
The primary goal of this course is to provide an understanding and knowledge of the mechanisms of toxicity including the role of metabolism in enhancing and reducing toxicity and the effects of toxicants on major organ systems. Students are expected to learn the following fundamental toxicological concepts: major classes of toxicants, absorption, distribution and storage of toxicants, biotransformation and elimination of toxicants, and effects of toxicants on major organ systems. Clinical and environmental agents specific to human health and an introduction to risk assessment of exposure to toxicants will also be discussed.