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Unit details

SLE719 - Toxicology and Biohazards

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Enrolment modes:(X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Continuing students who have completed SBH724 Human Factors should enrol in SBH712 Toxicology and Biohazards (instead of SLE719)

Unit chair:C Gray
Incompatible with:

SBH724

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

The unit provides a basic understanding of the science of toxicology and an appreciation of important toxic agents encountered in occupations. Major topics covered are introduction to human physiology; absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of toxins; mutagenesis and carcinogenesis; immune system; respiratory systems; hepato and nephroxtoxity; skin and eyes; nervous system; reproductive system; blood and cardiotoxicity; toxicity testing; introduction to epidemiology; risk assessment; biological monitoring; and biological hazards.

Assessment

Five assignments (6% each) 30%, examination 70%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve a minimum mark of 50% in the examination and an overall mark of 50%.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$544$544$969$3032$3180

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
**** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2005
***** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2006
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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