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Toxicology (6926.4)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:
Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Science



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    This unit introduces students to the basic principles of toxicology in relation to commonly encountered poisons, as well as prescribed and abused substances.

    Learning Outcomes


    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.

    Contact Hours

    Up to five hours per week of lectures, tutorials and practicals.


    Human Biochemistry.

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