PED3011 : Toxicology
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Simon Wilkinson
- Lecturer: Dr Catherine Meplan, Dr SarahJayne Boulton, Dr Sarah Judge, Professor Matthew Wright
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
The module aims to:
• introduce the student to toxicology as it applies to exposure of man to drugs and chemicals,
• provide a knowledge and understanding of the principles, practical aspects and applications of toxicology,
• further critical evaluation, data retrieval and written communication skills.
This module introduces the mechanisms of the toxic effects of chemicals and drugs in man. The student will learn how chemicals enter the body and are metabolised and how these relate to their toxic effects. The mechanisms of toxicity that are covered in the module include oxidative stress, genotoxic and nongenotixic carcinogenesis and teratology. The lectures address toxic effects at different target tissues including the liver, lung, kidney, brain and skin. Inter-individual differences in susceptibility to toxicity will be covered and the adverse effects of medicines will be addressed. The module comprises of lectures and seminars. Assessment is based on a written examination.
The module is assessed by written examination 80% and assessed in-course essay 20%.
Outline Of Syllabus
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||3||1:00||3:00||Seminar|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||14||1:00||14:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||83:00||83:00||Private study|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
FMS Schools offering Semester One modules available as ‘Study Abroad’ will, where required, provide an alternative assessment time for examinations that take place after the Christmas vacation. Coursework with submissions dates after the Christmas vacation will either be submitted at an earlier date or at the same time remotely.
The form of assessment will not vary from the original.