GS13 1063 Toxicology I Principles of Toxicology

Smith, Mary Ann. Three semester hours. Fall, annually. Grading System: Letter Grade. Prerequisite: Prior biological science coursework required (i.e., biology, chemistry or physiology); consent of instructor.

This course presents basic principles of toxicology and their applications to the understanding of xenobiotic-induced target organ toxicity. Topics covered include toxicant disposition, mechanisms of toxicity and target organ responses to toxic agents. A broad overview of various classes of toxic agents will be presented in the context of their exposure routes, disposition, toxicologic sequelae, and mechanisms of toxicity.  This course is designed to provide a foundation for understanding the complex interactions between toxicants and biologic systems. The course is cross-listed at UT School of Public Health (PH 2175).  The venue of the course will be at the SPH.