Toxicology (TOXC)

TOXC 4970. Junior/Senior Honors Project 1. 4 Hours.

Focuses on in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Combined with Junior/Senior Project 2 or college-defined equivalent for 8-credit honors project.

TOXC 4971. Junior/Senior Honors Project 2. 4 Hours.

Focuses on second semester of in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Prereq. TOXC 4970.

TOXC 4990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

TOXC 4991. Research. 4 Hours.

Offers students participation in faculty-directed projects in the toxicology laboratory.

TOXC 5570. Clinical Toxicology. 2 Hours.

Examines the potential toxicity of drugs, commercial products, and environmental agents. Focuses on clinical manifestations, mechanisms of toxicity, principles of treatment, and prevention of acute and chronic poisonings. Prereq. PHSC 5100 and junior, senior, or graduate standing.

TOXC 5572. Environmental Toxicology. 3 Hours.

Discusses the distribution, interaction, and effects of toxic agents on the biosphere. Applies the results of toxicology investigation to understanding the environment’s chemical pollution. Prereq. (a) CHEM 2311, PHSC 2301, and junior or senior standing or (b) CHEM 2311, BIOL 1117, and junior or senior standing or (c) graduate standing.

TOXC 5574. Organ Systems Toxicology. 3 Hours.

Presents the principles of toxicology from an organ-systems perspective. Focuses on the concepts used to evaluate toxicity, the mode of injury at the organ and cellular level, and the basic subcellular mechanisms through which toxic agents produce damaging effects. Prereq. (a) PHSC 4501 and junior or senior standing or (b) graduate standing.

TOXC 5576. Experimental Toxicology. 3 Hours.

Emphasizes the interpretation of toxicological literature. Employs structure activity and biochemical methods of assessment to evaluate mechanisms of toxicity of major classes of chemical compounds. Develops the ability to analyze and interpret data in the literature.

TOXC 5578. Biochemical Toxicology Lab. 4 Hours.

Introduces investigative methods for assessing toxicity. Develops the ability to analyze and interpret data generated in the lab and in the literature, and sharpens technical report-writing skills. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

TOXC 5976. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

TOXC 5978. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

TOXC 5984. Research. 1-4 Hours.

Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

TOXC 6962. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.