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SLE312 - Toxicology

Unit details

Year2016 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:

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon


2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


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