PED3011 : Toxicology

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


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.

Module Summary:
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

See above

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture141:0014:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture31:003:00Seminar
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study183:0083:00Private study
Teaching Rationale And Relationship


Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A80N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
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.

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