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|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,080.30|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,159.70|
- PHAL 211 and PHAL 212
- Schedule C
- Teaching staff
- Dr Sarah Baird
Dr Belinda Cridge
Dr Greg Giles
Professor Rhonda Rosengren
- Paper Structure
- Library skills assignment - 3%
- Lab skills test - 2%
- Laboratory presentation (pairs) - 10%
- Final manuscript (pairs) - 22%
- Enzyme fact sheet - 5%
- Final exam - 58%
- 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