PED3011 : Toxicology
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Simon Wilkinson
- Lecturer: Professor Matthew Wright, Dr Catherine Meplan, Dr SarahJayne Boulton, Dr Sarah Judge
- 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,
• provide an opportunity for the student to further develop critical evaluation, data retrieval and written communication skills.
Outline Of Syllabus
• Mechanisms of entry and metabolism of substances that cause a toxic effect (including oxidative stress, genotoxic and nongenotoxic carcinogenesis and teratology).
• Toxic effects on different organs and tissues
• Inter-individual differences in susceptibility
• Adverse effects of medicines
|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
Lectures are used to provide students with new knowledge that will allow them to effectively read and interpret current scientific literature. The seminars will provide opportunities for discussion and for each student to check their level of understanding.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||90||2||A||80||Answer 2 from choice of 4 questions|
|Essay||1||M||20||Open Book Essay - 1500 words|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The in-course essay will allow students to conduct an in-depth literature search and practice their written communication skills. Feedback will provide the opportunity for students to develop their writing skills prior to the final examination. The final exam tests the student’s individual ability to answer complex issues around toxicology in a written format within constrained time limits.
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.