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Unit details

SLE312 - Toxicology

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SBC312

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Trevor Thornton

Prerequisite:

One level 2 chemistry or biology unit must have been completed (one of SLE212, SLE222, SLE211, SLE221, SLE234) or (one of SLE210, SLE213, SLE214, SLE233, SLE235).  Biology - particularly physiology and biochemistry, would be an advantage.

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

As organised with the Unit Chair

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit introduces students to the basics of toxicology by explaining how toxic substances are absorbed and interact with biochemical systems and how this leads to clinical effects.  The unit is taught with the aid of numerous case studies of actual poisoning in a variety of settings.

Topics addressed include basic toxicology; absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of toxins; chemical interactions in biological systems; biochemical interactions in toxicology; mechanisms of toxicity; target organs, poisons and venoms, toxic chemicals in the environment.

Assessment

Two online quizzes (10% each) 20%, one written assignment 20%, examination 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3863$3609

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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