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PHAL306 Human Toxicology

The causes and sources of chemical toxicity and the detection and management of human toxicity.

The aim is to introduce students to the diverse discipline of toxicology. Principles and concepts are taught by focusing on the mechanisms responsible for the toxic effects of a wide variety of chemicals and environmental pollutants. Laboratory sessions will focus on the mechanism of the interaction between curcumin and paracetamol.

Paper title Human Toxicology
Paper code PHAL306
Subject Pharmacology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,500.00

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Prerequisite
PHAL 211 and PHAL 212
Schedule C
Science
Paper Structure
Assessment
  • Library skills assignment - 3%
  • Lab skills test - 2%
  • Laboratory presentation (pairs) - 10%
  • Final manuscript (pairs) - 22%
  • Enzyme fact sheet - 5%
  • Final exam - 58%
Contact
belinda.cridge@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Sarah Baird
Dr Belinda Cridge
Dr Greg Giles
Associate Professor Kimberley Hageman
Professor Rhonda Rosengren
Textbooks
Students should concentrate on lecture notes.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • To gain an understanding of key concepts in toxicology
  • To understand the mechanisms of action and risks involved with a number of toxicants
  • To develop scientific writing and research skills
  • To further develop laboratory techniques
  • To develop critical thinking in toxicology
  • To use critical thinking and the students' own research to examine and draw conclusions about a mechanism of hepatotoxicity

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 9, 11-15, 17-22
Thursday 12:00-12:50 9-15, 17-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
P1 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 10
Friday 14:00-17:50 9-14, 17-18

The causes and sources of chemical toxicity and the detection and management of human toxicity.

The aim is to introduce students to the diverse discipline of toxicology. Principles and concepts are taught by focusing on the mechanisms responsible for the toxic effects of a wide variety of chemicals and environmental pollutants. Laboratory sessions will focus on the mechanism of the interaction between curcumin and paracetamol.

Paper title Human Toxicology
Paper code PHAL306
Subject Pharmacology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
PHAL 211 and PHAL 212
Schedule C
Science
Contact
belinda.cridge@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Sarah Baird
Dr Belinda Cridge
Dr Greg Giles
Professor Rhonda Rosengren
Textbooks
Students should concentrate on lecture notes.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • To gain an understanding of key concepts in toxicology
  • To understand the mechanisms of action and risks involved with a number of toxicants
  • To develop scientific writing and research skills
  • To further develop laboratory techniques
  • To develop critical thinking in toxicology
  • To use critical thinking and the students' own research to examine and draw conclusions about a mechanism of hepatotoxicity
Paper Structure
Assessment
  • Library skills assignment - 3%
  • Lab skills test - 2%
  • Laboratory presentation (pairs) - 10%
  • Final manuscript (pairs) - 22%
  • Enzyme fact sheet - 5%
  • Final exam - 58%

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
Thursday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
P1 Friday 14:00-17:50 9-12, 15-19