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.
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.