env410 syllabus

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Course Syllabus College of Natural Sciences ENV/410 Version 1 Environmental Toxicology Copyright © 2009 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved. 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. Policies Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents: University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. Instructor policies:…show more content…
Access the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) website through the student website. This site can be used to review toxic substances. Access the Toxicant Pathways Diagram on the student website. Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper. Include the following in your paper: Explain the difference between toxicokinetics and toxicodynamics. What steps are involved in toxicokinetics? Explain the primary routes of exposure for toxicants. Explain the various pathways of distribution for toxicants. Explain the four principal mechanisms in moving toxicants across the cell membrane, or uptake. What is involved in Phases I and II of biotransformation? What can occur as a result of biotransformation? Identify the environmental effect of toxicants. Select one of the following major toxicants: benzene, carbon monoxide, lead, chromium, mercury, asbestos, arsenic, alcohol, or formaldehyde. Include the following information: The toxicant The sources of the toxicant Physical properties of the toxicant The routes of exposure—absorption—for the toxicant The pathway of distribution—transport—for the toxicant The uptake of your toxicant across the cell wall or membrane Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. October 28, 2013 20 Week Three: Target Organ Toxicity Details Due Points Objectives 3 3.1 Define target organ toxicity. 3.2

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