CHY8822 : Drug Metabolism and Toxicology

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To introduce the principles of toxicology and drug and toxin metabolism; to equip students with a knowledge and understanding of the mechanism of toxicity of a range of chemicals encountered in the environment and workplace

Outline Of Syllabus

Principles and Selected Topics

Introductory Workshop
Principles of Toxicology
Oxidative Stress
Marine Toxins
Forensic Toxicology

Metabolism and Selected Topics

Introductory Workshop
Drug Metabolism: Principles
Drug Metabolism: Case Studies
Industrial Toxicants

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion200:5016:40Revision for end of semester examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00End of semester examination
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture201:0020:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study120:0020:00Preparation and submission of 2 assignments
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study141:2041:20Background reading and practice past paper examination questions
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
CHY3109Advanced Medicinal Chemistry
CHY3110Advanced Medicinal Chemistry
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Students acquire knowledge and understanding through lectures. Problem-solving skills are practiced in seminars and in private study.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination751A50N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
CHY3109Advanced Medicinal Chemistry1N/A
CHY3110Advanced Medicinal Chemistry1N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M502 assignments (max 4 pages)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination will test the student’s knowledge and understanding of the coursework. The in course assessment will test information literacy and presentation skills.
Study Abroad students may request to take their exam before the semester 1 exam period, in which case the format of the paper may differ from that shown in the MOF. Study Abroad students should contact the school to discuss this.

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