Interdisciplinary Toxicology (ITOX)

ITOX 5103 Biochemical Toxicology

Prerequisites: Graduate standing; consent of instructor.

Description: In-depth overview of biochemical and molecular mechanisms of interations between exogenous chemicals and living systems. Transport, distribution, elimination and alteration of exogenous chemicals within the body and mechanisms whereby exogenous chemicals disrupt biochemical processes critical for cell/organ/organismal integrity and function. Same course as VBSC 5103.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Dean Of Veterinary Med

ITOX 5282 Methods of Forensic Science

Description: Advanced-level laboratory course in which students apply knowledge from earlier course work in a hands-on setting and employ fundamental techniques and methods related to forensic biology, forensic microbiology, forensic pathology, and forensic toxicology. Same course as FRNS 5282.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Dean Of Veterinary Med

ITOX 5303 Organismal Ecotoxicology

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Comparative study of the major groups of environmental contaminants (e.g. heavy metals, PCB's, insecticides) and an introduction to the basic theories, principles and techniques associated with the study of contaminant fate and effects on organisms. Same course as ZOOL 4303 and ZOOL 5303.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Dean Of Veterinary Med

ITOX 5343 Population and Community Toxicology

Prerequisites: Course in ecology strongly recommended.

Description: Examines the exposure of animals to environmental contaminants and resulting effects at the individual through community level. The dynamic nature of exposure to contaminants will be of particular interest in this course. For example, how do the natural history traits of a species either protect it from exposure, or enhance its potential for exposure to contaminants? Topics will range from the historical perspectives to ecotoxicology to study design and risk assessment. Same course as ZOOL 5343.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Dean Of Veterinary Med

ITOX 5423 Techniques in Environmental Toxicology

Prerequisites: Organic chemistry or consent of instructor.

Description: Practical understanding of modern techniques used to quantify exposure and effects of environmental toxicants. Laboratory topics include gas chromatography, HPLC, atomic absorption spectroscopy, immunoassay, and toxicity testing. Same course as ZOOL 5423.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Dean Of Veterinary Med

ITOX 5523 Forensic Toxicology

Description: Introduction of fundamental aspects of forensic toxicology and emphasis on major subfields of postmortem forensic toxicology, human performance toxicology and forensic drug testing. Examination of methodologies and analyses associated with these three major subfields.Same course as FRNS 5523.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Dean Of Veterinary Med

ITOX 5543 Advanced Forensic Toxicology

Prerequisites: FRNS 5523.

Description: Familiarizes the student with advanced aspects of forensic toxicology in view of current forensic toxicological trends. Covers risk assessment principles, factors in pharmacokinetics, weapons of mass destruction, and integrating concepts with current applications. Same course as FRNS 5543.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Dean Of Veterinary Med

ITOX 5801 Non Clinical Drug Development

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of IOR.

Description: This course will cover the basic to highly-regulated concepts in nonclinical drug development including pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and toxicology, along with topics in chemistry manufacturing and controls. Same course as VBSC 5801.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Dean Of Veterinary Med

ITOX 5802 Experimental Principles and Approaches

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of IOR.

Description: A review of experimental principles and approaches essential for design, conduct and analysis of research. Same course as VBSC 5802.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lecture: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Dean Of Veterinary Med

ITOX 5902 Toxicology of Chemical Warfare and Chemical Terrorism

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of IOR.

Description: The course will review the history and current issues related to the use of chemicals as agents of warfare and terrorism. Students will participate in weekly roundtable lectures/discussions and review publications related to various toxicological issues surrounding these chemicals. Same course as VBSC 5902.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Discussion, Combined lecture & discussion, Lecture

Department/School: Dean Of Veterinary Med

ITOX 6213 Toxicology: From Molecules to Ecosystems

Prerequisites: Graduate standing; consent of instructor.

Description: An integrated systems-based approach to toxicology form molecular, cellular, organ, organismal, and ecological perspective. Same course as VBSC 6213.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Dean Of Veterinary Med

ITOX 6223 Xenobiotic Disposition

Prerequisites: Graduate standing; consent of instructor.

Description: Discussion of xenobiotic absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion. Analysis of xenobiotic concentration-time data using pharmacokinetic software. Same course as VBSC 6223.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study, Lecture, Combined lecture & IS

Department/School: Dean Of Veterinary Med

ITOX 6543 Neurochemical Toxicology

Prerequisites: BIOM 5215, BIOM 5616.

Description: The fundamental aspects of neurochemistry and neurotoxicology using both cellular and molecular approaches in neurotoxicology will be emphasized using the effects of exogenous toxins such as heavy metals, pesticides, solvents, and drugs of abuse and their role in the pathogenesis of neurological toxicity.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Dean Of Veterinary Med

ITOX 6820 Selected Topics in Biochemistry

Prerequisites: BIOC 5853.

Description: Recent developments in biochemistry. Subject matter varies from semester to semester; students should inquire at the department office before enrolling. Same course as BIOC 6820. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 15 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Dean Of Veterinary Med