This Open Learning Environment unit of study is designed to introduce you to an underrepresented but essential discipline - Toxicology. This unit will support your development of critical thinking and the scientific approach to problem solving. Concurrent with increasing understanding of the toxicology of materials in society has been an increase in the regulatory importance of toxicology. In this OLE unit you will learn the key elements contributing to toxicological outcomes, including routes of exposure, dose-response, target end-points and vulnerable populations. You will learn how to interpret toxicological data and make predictions about health effects of given levels and types of chemical exposure. This OLE unit will use a problem-based approach with examples of critical analysis of toxicological factual matrices to presage toxicological evaluation and analysis.
Roughly 40-50 hours of total student effort (including face-to-face and online as well as independent student effort) are required. Assumed knowledge: PCOL3011 or OLEO2501.
Individual Readiness assessment (10%), In-semester examination (40%), Individual Assignment (50%).
There is no dedicated textbook for this unit. The unit is hosted through Canvas - the University's Learning Management System (LMS) where a repository of resources will be housed that will be available to all enrolled students.
PCOL3011 or OLEO2501