SLE312 - Toxicology

Year:

2020 unit information

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

SBC312

EFTSL value: 0.125
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

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - 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; and target organs, poisons and venoms, toxic chemicals in the environment.

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