Courses Taught by Justin Colacino

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 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

EHS628: Toxicology Research Analysis and Presentation

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Colacino, Justin
  • Last offered Winter 2019
  • Prerequisites: EHS627
  • Description: Presentations of research topics from current literature by first year students. Advisors will assist in selection and preparation of materials for presentation. Course is designed to develop oral communication skills for presenting scientific material to peer groups. Presentations followed by discussion and questions.

NUTR657: Nutrition, the Environment, and Cancer

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Colacino, Justin Zick, Suzanna
  • Prerequisites: BIOSTAT 502 or 522 or equivalent; EPID 503 or equivalent; and PHYSIO 502 or equivalent
  • Description: A large amount of research indicates that dietary and environmental factors impact the development and recurrence of various types of cancer. This course will survey both classic and emerging literature relevant to this topic in a structured discussion and journal club format.
  • Course Goals: The course will provide students with an opportunity to critically examine and discuss methodological issues around study design and analysis, to understand key concepts of, and to explore the biological mechanisms underlying the associations between diet, the environment, and cancer.,The course will provide students with an opportunity to critically examine and discuss methodological issues around study design and analysis, to understand key concepts of, and to explore the biological mechanisms underlying the associations between diet, the environment, and cancer.