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Course SyllabusPMY 455 Toxicology FundamentalsCourse Director: David Shubert Ph.D.Semester: Fall / 2014Credits: 2.0 Location: 114 Wende Hall (South Campus)Meeting Days/Time: Tuesday / 3:00 pm – 4:50pmCourse Description: Introduces students to the basic principles of toxicology. Toxicology is defined asthe study of adverse effects of natural compounds or manmade chemicals on living organisms. Specificareas covered will include: the history of toxicology, general principles, chemical carcinogenesis, specific organ toxicology and ways to determine the risk to humans associated with toxic compounds. This course will expand the students’ knowledge in toxicology by utilizing real life examples and historical information of mass poisonings from natural or environmental disasters.Student Learning Outcomes:Demonstrate knowledge in general principles and practices of toxicologyRecognize historical facts about mass poisonings from natural and environmental disastersEvaluate the importance of toxicologistsInterpret information from the EPA integrated risk information system (IRIS)Design hypothetical experiments and analyze hypothetical results from lethal dose toxicology, short term toxicology, and long term toxicology testsDefend the use of uncertainty factors and modifying factors in risk assessment