This course is geared to health care professionals who need to understand the basic principles of toxicology, to appreciate the physiological and/or biochemical mechanisms underlying target organ toxicity, and to able to make initial qualitative risk assessments on the potential toxicity of agents. It will emphasize toxins in the work and home environment. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor. Note: Credit may not be obtained for both PHS 522 and SPH 522.
Survey of physiological systems that regulate levels of gases, food, energy, temperature, water, and ions. Examples from invertebrates and vertebrates. Prerequisite: BIOL 107 or SCI 100. This course may not be taken for credit if credit has been obtained in PHYSL 210 or 212.
An overview of the adverse effects of chemicals or physical agents on biological systems in an ecological context. This course takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding biological effects and their assessment. Prerequisites: BIOL 208, ZOOL 241, or PHYSL 210, or 212 or 214 and CHEM 164 or 261, or instructor consent.