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PHAL306 Human Toxicology

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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 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,314.50

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Prerequisite
PHAL 211
Recommended Preparation
PHAL 221 or PHAL 212
Schedule C
Science
Notes
PHAL212 is no longer offered. Students who passed PHAL211 in 2019 or earlier, but who haven’t passed PHAL212, should email pharmacology@otago.ac.nz to discuss their preparedness for PHAL306.
Contact

rhonda.rosengren@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Professor Rhonda Rosengren

Paper Structure

Assessment

  • Case study (10%)

  • Manuscript (pairs) (23%)

  • Lab summaries (pairs) (9%, consisting 3 x 3%) 

  • Final Exam (58%)

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.
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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

Semester 1

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-22
Thursday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 14:00-17:50 9-12, 15-19

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 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 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
Recommended Preparation
PHAL 221 or PHAL 212
Schedule C
Science
Notes
PHAL212 is no longer offered. Students who passed PHAL211 in 2019 or earlier, but who haven’t passed PHAL212, should email pharmacology@otago.ac.nz to discuss their preparedness for PHAL306.
Contact

rhonda.rosengren@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Professor Rhonda Rosengren
Dr Greg Giles
Dr Lyn Wise
Dr Sarah Baird

Paper Structure

Assessment

  • Media release (10%)
  • Manuscript (pairs) (20%)
  • Lab skills (2%)
  • Lab summaries (pairs) (6%, consisting 2 x 3%)
  • Preparation for flipped lectures (4%)
  • Final Exam (58%)
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 produced by a range of different 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 regarding drug-mediated hepatotoxicity

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Timetable

Semester 1

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 12:00-12:50 9-15, 17-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 14:00-17:50 9-14, 17-20