Toxicology (TOX)

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Courses

Courses primarily for undergraduates:

(Dual-listed with TOX 554). (Cross-listed with B M S). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: B M S 549 and B M S 552; BBMB 404, BBMB 405
General principles; drug disposition; drugs acting on the nervous, cardiovascular, renal, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems.

(Dual-listed with TOX 501). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: BBMB 404 or equivalent
Principles of toxicology governing entry, fate, and effects of toxicants on living systems. Includes toxicokinetics and foreign compound metabolism relative to toxification or detoxification. Fundamentals of foreign compound effects on metabolism, physiology, and morphology of different cell types, tissues, and organ systems.

(Cross-listed with FS HN, MICRO). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: MICRO 201 or MICRO 302
Effects of microbial growth in foods. Methods to control, detect, and enumerate microorganisms in food and water. Foodborne infections and intoxications.

(Dual-listed with TOX 526). (Cross-listed with VDPAM). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Third year classification in veterinary medicine
Study of toxicological diseases of animals emphasizing clinical recognition, circumstances of poisoning, differential diagnosis with clinical and laboratory data, therapeutic procedures, preventive management and public health implications. Supplemented with case-based materials.

(Dual-listed with TOX 529). (2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: A course in biochemistry
Mechanisms of action, metabolism, sources, remediation or detoxification, risk assessment of major foodborne toxicants of current interest, design of HACCP plans for use in food industries targeting foodborne toxicants. Taught online only.

(Dual-listed with TOX 550). (Cross-listed with ENT). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: 9 credits of biological sciences
Fate and significance of pesticides in soil, water, plants, animals, and the atmosphere.

Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor is required prior to registration.
Independent study with a faculty mentor. Intended for students enrolled in the Pharmacology and Toxicology minor. Students in the Pharmacology and Toxicology minor may use no more than 9 credits of university-wide 490 credits towards the total of 120 credits required for graduation.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 3 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor is required prior to registration.
Independent research under faculty guidance. Intended for students enrolled in the Pharmacology and Toxicology minor. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. Students may use no more than 9 credits of university-wide 499 credits towards the total of 120 credits required for graduation.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

(Dual-listed with TOX 401). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: BBMB 404 or equivalent
Principles of toxicology governing entry, fate, and effects of toxicants on living systems. Includes toxicokinetics and foreign compound metabolism relative to toxification or detoxification. Fundamentals of foreign compound effects on metabolism, physiology, and morphology of different cell types, tissues, and organ systems.

(0-6) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: TOX 501
Provides demonstrations or laboratory experience in the application of methods used in toxicology, including safety procedures, calculation and data analysis, teratologic and morphologic evaluation, cellular/molecular toxicological techniques, electrophysiologic measures, in vitro enzyme induction/biotransformation, neural and behavioral toxicology testing.

(1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable, maximum of 2 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor required
Presentation of a seminar about a current topic in toxicology as part of a weekly series of seminars by graduate students, faculty, and guest lecturers from off campus. Graduate student speakers will meet with the instructor at least one week prior to their formal presentation.

(Cross-listed with NUTRS). (1-0) Cr. 1. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: BBMB 404 and BBMB 405 or BBMB 420
Principles of cancer biology and cancer etiology will be integrated with the impacts of diet on cancer development and prevention. Contributions of research with humans, animals, cultured cells and cell free systems will be included. The importance of dietary contaminants, macronutrients and micronutrients will be examined with an emphasis on the strength of the evidence and mechanisms of action.

(2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: Graduate classification in the life or social sciences; undergraduate with permission of instructor.
A survey course on risk analysis approaches used by toxicologists and other life and social scientists in government, industry and non-governmental organizations to inform regulatory policies and decisions under U.S. Federal statutes, including the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act; the Food Quality Protection Act; the Federal Fungicide, Insecticide and Rodenticide Act; the Endangered Species Act; the Plant Protection Act; the National Environmental Policy Act; and the Toxic Substances Control Act. Topics covered include an overview of the roles and responsibilities of different U.S. Government Departments and Agencies in analyzing human; livestock and companion animal; and/or environmental risks and benefits of food products and food additives, cosmetics, drugs, pesticides, and consumer and industrial products.

(Dual-listed with TOX 426). (Cross-listed with VDPAM). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Third year classification in veterinary medicine
Study of toxicological diseases of animals emphasizing clinical recognition, circumstances of poisoning, differential diagnosis with clinical and laboratory data, therapeutic procedures, preventive management and public health implications. Supplemented with case-based materials.

(Cross-listed with FS HN). Cr. 2.

Prereq: A course in biochemistry; enrollment in GP-IDEA Food Safety and Defense Graduate Certificate or permission of instructor.
Mechanisms of action, metabolism, sources, remediation/detoxification, risk assessment of major foodborne toxicants of current interest, design of HAACP plans for use in food industries targeting foodborne toxicants, discussion of toxicants from a food defense perspective. Offered online only.

(Cross-listed with VDPAM). (0-3) Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: D.V.M. degree or VDPAM 526
Advanced study of current problems and issues in veterinary toxicology. Emphasis on problem solving and interpreting clinical cases while utilizing clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory resources. Course consists highly of clinical case based material.

(Dual-listed with TOX 450). (Cross-listed with ENT). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: 9 credits of biological sciences
Fate and significance of pesticides in soil, water, plants, animals, and the atmosphere.

(Dual-listed with TOX 354). (Cross-listed with B M S). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: B M S 549 and B M S 552; BBMB 404, BBMB 405
General principles; drug disposition; drugs acting on the nervous, cardiovascular, renal, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems.

(Cross-listed with STAT). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: STAT 401 or STAT 500 or STAT 587; STAT 447 or STAT 543 or STAT 588
Statistical methods commonly used in epidemiology and human and animal health studies. Overview of cohort studies, case-control studies and randomized clinical trials. Topics include inference procedures for disease risk factors, analysis of time-to-event and survival data, analysis of longitudinal studies of disease progression and health status, diagnostic test evaluation, and meta-analysis. Examples will come from recent studies of physical and mental health, nutrition and disease progression in human and animal populations. Use of statistical software: SAS or R.

(Cross-listed with AGRON, VDPAM). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: Statistics 300-level or higher.
Risk assessment principles as applied to biological systems. Exposure and effects characterization in human and animal health and ecological risk assessment. Risk analysis frameworks and regulatory decision-making. Introduction to quantitative methods for risk assessment using epidemiological and distributional analysis. Uncertainty analysis.

(Cross-listed with B M S). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: 10 credits in biological sciences and graduate student standing or permission of instructor
A multi-instructor course covering major topics in cell structure and function, including: universal features of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, types of utilization and conversion of energy, genetic control of cell shape and functionality, internal organization of cells, communication between cells and their environment, development of multicellular systems. Students have to write a term paper.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.


Contact individual faculty for special projects or topics. Graded.

Courses for graduate students:

(Cross-listed with FS HN, MICRO). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: FS HN 420 or FS HN 421 or FS HN 504
Topics of current interest in food microbiology, including new foodborne pathogens, rapid identification methods, effect of food properties and new preservation techniques on microbial growth, and mode of action of antimicrobials.

(Cross-listed with FS HN, MICRO). (2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: FS HN 420 or FS HN 421 or FS HN 504
Provides an overview of rapid microbial detection methods for use in foods. Topics include historical aspects of rapid microbial detection, basic categories of rapid tests (phenotypic, genotypic, whole cell, etc.), existing commercial test formats and kits, automation in testing, sample preparation and "next generation" testing formats now in development.

(Cross-listed with V PTH). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: Graduate course in biochemistry, genetics, or cell biology
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis.

(Cross-listed with ENT). (2-3) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: ENT 555 or TOX 501
Principles of insecticide toxicology; classification, mode of action, metabolism, and environmental effects of insecticides.

Cr. R. Repeatable. F.S.


Lecture and discussion participation on current topics in toxicology. An 80% attendance is expected to satisfactorily complete the course. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-12) Cr. 1-12. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Admission to Toxicology graduate program
Graduate research projects performed under the supervision of selected faculty members in the graduate Toxicology major.

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS.


Research.