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May 14, 2021
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HSC 308 - Principles of Toxicology
Priciples of Toxicology
Prerequisite: HSC 215 or HSC 318

This course provides students familiarity with basic building blocks of toxicology and it enables to develop knowledge and understanding of the adverse effects of chemicals so that they can form their own opinion about the potential harm exposure to chemicals may cause. Students will be introduced to the history of toxicology and to the principles of the subject. Students will learn about the treatment of poisoning; how toxins form animals, micro- organisms and plants produce their deadly effects and how some chemicals and ionizing radiation affect a)embryo/fetal development and b) induce carcinogenesis by damaging DNA. There will be an opportunity to research the toxicology of some important drugs, environmental contaminants and industrial chemicals.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Health Sciences Department

Prerequisite HSC 308

General Requirements:
Course or Test: HSC 215
May not be taken concurrently.  )
Course or Test: HSC 318
May not be taken concurrently. )

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