env410 syllabus Essay

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Course Syllabus
College of Natural Sciences
ENV/410 Version 1
Environmental Toxicology
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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide the fundamental knowledge of the effects of environmental chemicals on living systems, and the toxic responses of the human and plant systems. Students will discuss risk, ethics, and social responsibility with regard to environmental toxicology.


Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

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2.2 Describe absorption, distribution, and elimination of toxicants.
2.3 Explain disposition and biotransformation of toxicants.
2.4 Identify the environmental effect of toxicants.

Read Ch. 5 of A Textbook of Modern Toxicology.
Read Ch. 9 of A Textbook of Modern Toxicology.
Read Ch. 26 of A Textbook of Modern Toxicology.
Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

Participate in class discussion.
4 days out of 7 days
Discussion Questions
Respond to weekly discussion questions.
Thursday and Saturday
Nongraded Activities and Preparation
Chemicals In Our Food
Watch the “Chemicals In Our Food” video located in this week’s electronic reserve readings.

Nongraded Activities and Preparation
Pan Balances and Linear Equations
Review Pan Balances and Linear Equations on the student website. Pan balances can be used as a simplified metaphor to visualize dynamic equilibrium in a system. This material is a refresher of the math skills to help you visualize mass balance models described in Ch. 26 of A Textbook of Modern Toxicology (4th ed.).

Environmental Toxicology Paper
Resource: Introduction to Ecotoxicology

Access the Tox Tutor website through the student website by following the instructions in the Toxicology Worksheet assignment.

Access the Tox Town website through the student website by doing the following. Click National Library of Medicine on the student website, then click

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