SLE719 - Toxicology and Biohazards
|Year||2015 unit information|
Not available from 2015
Continuing students who have completed SBH724 Human Factors should enrol in SBH712 Toxicology and Biohazards (instead of SLE719)
Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.
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.
Four assignments (10% each) 40%, examination 60%. 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%.