CGET 503 Principles of Toxicology (3 credits)

Prerequisite:

CGET 501 Integrated Life Sciences or equivalent

Course Description:

This course presents the basic concepts of toxicology, including dose-response relationships; types of harmful effects; mechanisms involved in chemical actions from the entrance of chemicals into the body until excretion; toxicokinetics; activation and detoxification mechanisms; biological and chemical factors that influence toxicity; mechanisms of carcinogenesis and mutagenesis; the principles of testing for toxic effects; epidemiology and concepts of risk assessment.