BIOS3068: Environmental Toxicology (2011 - Semester 2)

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Unit: BIOS3068: Environmental Toxicology (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Intermediate
Faculty/School: Discipline of Biomedical Science
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Oakes, Diana
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Cumberland
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: The unit examines the chemical principles related to toxicology and the effects of toxic agents on various body systems as well as genetic toxicology and potential sources of injury in the environment, with particular emphasis on the workplace. Job analyses will be used to evaluate environmental exposures. The mode of delivery will include lectures and practical sessions. In addition, the unit will be supported by case studies of toxic exposures in the workplace, learning materials (online worksheets) and assessment tasks that develop relevant generic skills (written communication).
Assumed Knowledge: BIOS2111. BIOS2111 Introductory Toxicology and basic body system anatomy and physiology
Timetable: BIOS3068 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 1.00
Assessment Description: 2hr end semester exam (60%), case study reports (40%)
Prescribed Text/s: Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.