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SLE719 - Toxicology and Biohazards

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):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:

Desma Mann





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

As organised with the Unit Chair

Note: 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.


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%.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* 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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