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Unit details

SLE719 - Toxicology and Biohazards

Year2015 unit information
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


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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