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On completion of this module students should: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of toxicology. 2. Analyse and interpret time-dose-response data, and determine associated statistics. 3. Critically evaluate the toxicological significance of the processes of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of toxicants and the factors which affect their rates. 4. Analyse and discuss non-organ directed toxicity and target organ toxicity. 5. Classify toxic agents and demonstrate an ability to apply new knowledge of toxic substances. 6. Acquire relevant practical laboratory skills. 7. Develop information literacy skills for working on 4th yr and other projects. 8. Develop team work skills for 4th yr and employment.Indicative Module Content:
General principles and mechanisms of toxicity.
Cellular, biochemical, and molecular mechanisms by which chemicals exert toxic effects on living organisms.
Absorption, Distribution, and Excretion of Toxicants
Biotransformation of Xenobiotics
Target organ toxicity
Non-organ directed toxicity
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Lab Report: Laboratory Reports X 3||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Group Project: Group assignment||Week 7||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Individual assignment||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Full course coverage||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Students complete two projects over the course of the trimester. The first is a group project and there are a number of supervised group project sessions during which students (individually and as a group) receive feedback on designing and delivering their project prior to summative assessment. The second individual project is literature based and students receive individual feedback during the preparation of their submission, prior to final summative assessment. Laboratory practicals are assessed by laboratory reports which are corrected and annotated with feedback post-assessment (delivered online in Brightspace). During laboratory practicals students will also receive oral feedback on laboratory techniques.
|Professor Orina Belton||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Kathy O'Boyle||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Ms Justine O Brien||Tutor|
|Ms Justine O'Brien||Tutor|
|Ms Rebecca Ward||Tutor|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 19||Thurs 16:00 - 16:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 25, 28, 29, 30, 32||Thurs 16:00 - 16:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 19||Tues 15:00 - 15:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32||Tues 15:00 - 15:50|
|Practical||Offering 1||Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29||Wed 10:00 - 12:50|
|Practical||Offering 2||Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29||Fri 10:00 - 12:50|