COURSE UNIT TITLE

: GENERAL CONCEPTS IN TOXICOLOGY

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type Of Course D U L ECTS
TOK 5011 GENERAL CONCEPTS IN TOXICOLOGY ELECTIVE 2 0 0 6

Offered By

Toxicology

Level of Course Unit

Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

Course Coordinator

PROFESSOR DOCTOR ŞULE KALKAN

Offered to

CLINICAL DRUG RESEARCH
Toxicology

Course Objective

To learn cellular and molecular mechanism in toxicology, research methods, chemicals that cell injury, various poisonings, action mechanism of antidotes and antimetabolites, acute and chronic toxicity

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit

1   1. To define the toxicology , to express the fields and history of toxicology
2   2. To learn the concepts of toxic dose and side effects, to distinguish dose-response relationship.
3   3. To evaluate the risk in toxicology
4   4. To apply the toxicity assessment methods in experimental animals, to relate to prediction of toxicity in human
5   5. To relate with toxicokinetics and toxicodynamics
6   6. To define the molecular mechanism in toxicology
7   7. To interpret the specific organ toxicity

Mode of Delivery

Face -to- Face

Prerequisites and Co-requisites

None

Recomended Optional Programme Components

None

Course Contents

Week Subject Description
1 Definition of toxicology, fields and history
2 Concepts of toxic dose and side effect, , dose-response relationship
3 Evaluating the risk in toxicology
4 The toxicity assessment methods in experimental animals, to relate to prediction of toxicity in human
5 Toxicokinetic and toxicodynamic
6 Molecular mechanism in toxicology -1 Necrosis Apoptosis Oxidation-phosphorylation
7 Molecular mechanism in toxicology -2 Deterioration of gene expression Carcinogenesis mechanism (oncogenes in cell cycle, tumor suppressor genes)
8 Molecular mechanism in toxicology -3 DNA damage and mutations peroxisome proliferator
9 Organ Toxicity Metabolic changes Fluid and electrolyte balance disorders
10 Organ Toxicity-1 Cardiovascular toxicity
11 Organ Toxicity -2 Renal toxicity
12 Organ Toxicity-3 Central nervous system toxicity Immunotoxicology
13 Organ Toxicity-4 Respiratory system toxicity Gastrointestinal tract toxicity
14 Organ toksisitesi -5 Hematologic system toxicity Reprotoxicity
15 Final exam

Recomended or Required Reading

1. Curtis D. Claassen. Casarett & Doull's Toxicology: The Basic Science of Poisons, 7th edition, McGraw-Hill Company, USA, 2008.
2. Nelson L, Levin N, Howland MA, Hoffman R, Goldfrank L, Flomenbaum N (eds). Goldfrank s Toxicologic Emergencies, 9th edition, McGraw-Hill Company, USA, 2010.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

SORTING NUMBER SHORT CODE LONG CODE FORMULA
1 FIN FINAL EXAM
2 FCG FINAL COURSE GRADE FIN*1
3 RST RESIT
4 FCGR FINAL COURSE GRADE (RESIT) RST*1


*** Resit Exam is Not Administered in Institutions Where Resit is not Applicable.

Further Notes About Assessment Methods

None

Assessment Criteria

To be announced.

Language of Instruction

Turkish

Course Policies and Rules

To be announced.

Contact Details for the Lecturer(s)

sule.kalkan@deu.edu.tr

Office Hours

To be announced.

Work Placement(s)

None

Workload Calculation

Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Lectures 14 2 28
Preparations before/after weekly lectures 14 8 112
Preparation for final exam 1 8 8
Final 1 2 2
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours) 150

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