|Level:||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths|
|Discipline:||Academic Program Area - Science|
This unit is no longer offered. Information may be available for Units in the following years:
- Version 2 - Start Date: 01/01/2007 End Date: 31/12/2008
- Version 1 - Start Date: 01/01/2006 End Date: 31/12/2006
- Version 3 - Start Date: 01/01/2009 End Date: 31/12/2012
- Version 4 - Start Date: 01/01/2013 End Date: 31/12/2013
This unit introduces students to the basic principles of toxicology in relation to commonly encountered poisons, as well as prescribed and abused substances.
1. Understand the dose-response relationship and the concept of agonist-antagonist.
2. Explain how drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination influence the time course and effect of a drug.
3. Perform a series of presumptive screening tests and confirmatory tests utilising sample preparation techniques.
4. Compare and contrast different specialised areas of toxicology including regulatory toxicology and forensic toxicology.
Up to five hours per week of lectures, tutorials and practicals.