University of Guelph 1997-98 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Department of Environmental Biology

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Department of Pathobiology

94-200 Principles of Toxicology F(3-0)

This course will establish the scientific principles underlying the toxic actions of various substances and will introduce the various challenges within the field of toxicology. The chemical nature of injurious substances, their uptake and metabolism by non-target organisms, and their mode of toxic action will be studied in addition to the methods used in safety evaluations and risk assessment. Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Prerequisites: (19-105 or 19-230), 63-108 or equivalent, 2 course credits in biology. 19-230 may be taken concurrently.
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94-330 Analytical Toxicology F(3-3)

A course in trace analysis designed for students in toxicology and related programs. Analytical techniques of value in analyzing samples of toxicological importance will be presented with emphasis also on sample collection and preparation prior to analysis. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Prerequisites: 19-248, 19-258, 94-200.
Exclusions: 19-343, 19-345.
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94-336 Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology W(3-0)

The chemistry of the natural environment; the influence of pollutants upon the environment, including methods of introduction of pollutants to, and removal of pollutants from, the environment. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Also listed as 19-336.

Prerequisites: (19-101, 19-179) or 19-105.
Exclusions: 19-131, 19-336.
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94-400 Medical Toxicology F(2-3)

The toxicology of mammalian body systems: dose-response, mechanisms and systemic sites of action of major groups of chemical toxicants. The course is designed for students majoring in toxicology. Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Prerequisites: (74-302 or 98-309), 94-200.
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94-410 Toxicological Pathobiology W(2-2)

Evaluation of the pathologic responses of cells and tissues to toxic compounds. The course is designed for students majoring in toxicology. Department of Pathobiology.

Prerequisites: 73-360 or 73-361 or equivalent.
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94-420 Topics in Toxicology W(0-4)

Topics in toxicology will consist of oral and written presentations by students, faculty members, and guest lecturers. The emphasis will be on the broad integrative aspects of toxicology with particular reference to the whole organism and higher levels of natural systems; risk assessment and regulatory toxicology. This course is designed for B.Sc. Honours Toxicology students in their 7th or 8th semester. Departments of Biomedical Sciences and Environmental Biology.

Prerequisites: 94-200, 94-330.
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94-455 Ecotoxicological Risk Characterization W(3-0)

A biologically based, advanced course that will give students working knowledge of current processes and techniques for ecotoxicological risk characterization. The course material will cover the topics of problem definition, dose response characterization, exposure characterization, risk assessment, and risk management decision making. Also listed as 34-455.

Prerequisites: 94-200, 34-303.
Exclusions: 34-455.
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94-459 Biochemical Toxicology F(3-0)

The molecular mechanisms of action of carcinogens and other toxic compounds. Enzymes of biotransformation, including a detailed study of cytochrome P-450. Interactions of reactive species with DNA and other macromolecules. Designed for students specializing in toxicology, chemistry, or biochemistry. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Prerequisites: (19-343 or 94-330), 19-356, 40-202.
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1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar
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