Courses Details

EHS602: Essentials of Toxicology

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Colacino, Justin
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course examines basic concepts of occupational and environmental toxicology, including uptake, distribution, metabolic conversion, and elimination of toxic agents, as well as the fundamental models used to describe the interaction of xenobiotic agents with biological systems. The course focuses on the application of these concepts to the assessment of exposures, estimates for risk of disease, establishment of appropriate limits on exposures and ambient levels of toxic materials/agents, and understanding and prevention of mortality and morbidity resulting from environmental exposure to toxic substances through a case study format.
Concentration Competencies that EHS602 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
EHS Environmental Health Promotion and Policy MPH Apply risk assessment approaches to environmental and occupational hazards EHS602
EHS Environmental Health Sciences MPH Evaluate toxicological effects associated with exposures and stressors, considering chemical properties and biological mechanisms EHS602
EHS Industrial Hygiene MPH Explain the physiological, toxicological, and/or biomechanical interactions of physical, chemical, biological, mechanical, and ergonomic agents, factors, and/or stressors found in the workplace with the human body EHS602, EHS556
EHS Toxicology MPH Explain basic principles of toxicology and their application to public health EHS602
EHS Toxicology MPH Apply toxicology to risk assessment of environmental and occupational hazards EHS602
EHS Industrial Hygiene MS Explain the physiological, toxicological, and/or biomechanical interactions of physical, chemical, biological, mechanical, and ergonomic agents, factors, and/or stressors found in the workplace with the human body EHS603, EHS556, EHS602
EHS Toxicology MS Explain basic principles of toxicology and their application to public health EHS602
EHS Toxicology MS Apply toxicological knowledge and skills to the risk assessment of chemicals EHS602
EHS Toxicology PhD Apply basic principles of toxicology to public health EHS602
EHS Toxicology PhD Apply toxicology to risk assessment of chemicals, including hazard identification, exposure assessment, dose-response assessment, risk characterization and risk management EHS602
EPID Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology MPH Explain the relevant biological and behavioral mechanisms that influence human exposures to and health effects of environmental and occupational stressors EHS602