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ENV 564 Environmental Toxicology

Prerequisites: ENV 501, 502 and 503, or permission of the instructor. (First semester—odd years/3 credits) This course is available as an elective for the GIS-ENV Certificate. It is the student’s responsibility to inform the instructor that this course will count toward the GIS-ENV Certificate by the drop/add deadline each semester, so that GIS-focused assessments can be completed. Once a student declares the GIS option, the course cannot revert to the non-GIS version.

Introduction to the principles of pharmacology and pathology that apply to mammalian toxicology. Emphasis will be on basic concepts of toxin/drug response, uptake, distribution and metabolism in mammalian systems. Other major environmental topics to be considered are pathology, mutagenesis, carcinogenesis, teratogenicity and pharmacogenetics.