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Environmental Toxicology

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The purpose of this course is to provide the fundamental knowledge of the effects of environmental chemicals on living systems, and the toxic responses of the human and plant systems. Students will discuss risk, ethics, and social responsibility with regard to environmental toxicology.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Target Organ Toxicity

    • Compare the defense responses of living organisms to toxicants.
    • Define target organ toxicity.
    • Explain physiological and behavioral responses to toxicants.
    • Evaluate the role of liver in chronic diseases.

    Environmental Toxicants

    • Analyze the effects of metals, solvents, and vapors on living organisms.
    • Analyze the effects of pesticides and radiation on living organisms.
    • Explain the health effects of air, water, and food contaminants.

    Risk Assessment and Social Responsibility

    • Explain the process of biomonitoring and risk assessment.
    • Analyze the moral obligations of humans to the natural environment.

    Disposition of Chemicals

    • Explain disposition and biotransformation of toxicants.
    • Distinguish between toxicokinetics and toxicodynamics.
    • Describe absorption, distribution, and elimination of toxicants.
    • Identify the environmental effect of toxicants.

    Toxicological Principles

    • Define environmental toxicology.
    • Identify sources and properties of toxicants.
    • Explain dose-response relationships.
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