BOS 4201, Toxicology 1
Course Description Exploration of the basic principles associated with the toxic effects of chemicals on the living organism while examining the regulatory aspects and applications of toxicology in the workplace. Among the topics covered are the potential adverse effects of drugs, pesticides, food additives, and industrial chemicals.
Course Textbook Richards, I. S., & Bourgeois, M. M. (2014). Principles and practice of toxicology in public health (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA:
Jones & Bartlett.
Course Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Describe the foundational aspect of toxicology, including the history, terminology, and the basic concepts. 2. Explain the absorption, distribution, and excretion of chemical compounds in biological systems. 3. Assess the environmental risk from the presence of chemical compounds based on their toxicity category. 4. Relate the characteristics of different types of drugs to their toxicity. 5. Examine toxicity hazards related to exposure to various types and classes of hazardous substances. 6. Explain the uses and limitations of product labeling for public safety. 7. Summarize the impact of exposure to various types of environmental pollution. 8. Explain the toxic effects of natural products on target organs of the body. 9. Discuss the objectives of toxicity testing and the endpoints.