Drug and Environmental Toxicology

PHAR 380/3.0

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Overview

This course will explore the human toxicology associated with both pharmaceutical and environmental exposures. General mechanisms of toxicity will be introduced in order to describe how different pharmaceuticals and environmental compounds can lead to adverse effects in humans. Current topics relating to toxicology in the media will also be a focus.

Learning Outcomes

After completing PHAR380, students will be able to:
  1. Describe principles and mechanisms of toxicity in order to explain the effects of exposure to chemicals
  2. Consolidate knowledge in order to develop a research question and hypothesis for an experiment involving a potentially toxic chemical 
  3. Compare and contrast popular media representations of toxicity with relevant scientific literature in order to critically evaluate how toxicology is perceived by the public

Terms

Fall 2022
Course Dates
Delivery Mode
Online Synchronous

Evaluation

10% - Discussion Boards
30% - Module Tests (x3)
25% - Media vs Scientific Literature Analysis
35% - Design a Research Proposal

*Evaluation Subject to Change*

Instructor Information

Professor Nikki Philbrook (nikki.philbrook@queensu.ca)

Textbook and Materials

PHAR 380 course notes via modules posted online

Time Commitment

Students in PHAR 380 should expect to spend approximately 9 to 10 hours per week on coursework.

Winter 2023
Course Dates
Delivery Mode
Online Synchronous

Evaluation

10% - Discussion Boards
30% - Module Tests (x3)
25% - Media vs Scientific Literature Analysis
35% - Design a Research Proposal

*Evaluation Subject to Change*

Instructor Information

Professor Nikki Philbrook (nikki.philbrook@queensu.ca)

Textbook and Materials

PHAR 380 course notes via modules posted online and select readings made available by the instructor.

Time Commitment

Students in PHAR 380 should expect to spend approximately 9 to 10 hours per week on coursework.