Subject: Toxicology
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 1 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Arts and Science Dean's Office


This course will provide an overview of 21st-century approaches in toxicology covering all levels of biological organization, from molecules to ecosystems. “Omics” methods to explore the impacts of chemical stressors on the diversity of transcripts (transcriptomics), proteins (proteomics), and metabolites (metabolomics) will be particularly emphasized. Exciting novel concepts, such as epigenetics and environmental DNA (eDNA) will be introduced and their use in toxicology and chemical risk assessment discussed. Last, students will be acquainted with various computational tools required to process the very large datasets resulting from these methods.

Prerequisite(s): TOX 300 and 3 credit units of 300- or 400-level TOX courses; or permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for TOX 498.3 21st Century Methods in Toxicology may not take this course for credit.

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