Courses of Study 2019-2020 
    Sep 30, 2020  
Courses of Study 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOMI 4100 - [Introduction to Chemical and Environmental Toxicology]

Fall. Next Offered: 2020-2021. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: introductory biology and general chemistry. Organic chemistry recommended. Co-meets with BIOMI 6100 /TOX 6100 .

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Introduction to the general principles of toxicology including the sources, mechanisms, and targets of toxic agents. Gives special attention to the interaction between toxic agents and biological systems at both the organismal and ecological level. The effects of both anthropogenic and natural toxins are examined with respect to genetic and developmental toxicity, endocrine disruption, and carcinogenesis. The potential for these adverse outcomes is discussed in a risk-based context relevant to environmental regulations and statutes.

Outcome 1: Articulate the difference between hazards and risks with respect to environmental chemicals and how risk-based analyses are used to regulate hazard exposure.

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