Sep 18, 2018  
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

PHS 430 - Public Health Toxicology


Introduces the student to the science of poisons - in this case, how chemicals that have been inhaled, ingested, absorbed, or injected into the body affect cells, tissue, and organs, and how the body acts to detoxify and excrete those chemicals. Particular attention will be paid to the concepts of dose-response including the absorption, distribution, and elimination of toxic chemicals, especially the toxicological response of the blood-forming organs, liver, nerve cells, kidneys, skin, and lungs. Students will be introduced to risk assessment of toxic chemicals. This course will also familiarize the students with the laboratory techniques used in a public health toxicology laboratory. Prerequisites: PHS 320 , PHS 340 . (4)