ENVR06045 2013 HUMAN BODY AND INTRODUCTION TO OCCUPATIONAL TOXICOLOGY

General Details

Full Title
HUMAN BODY AND INTRODUCTION TO OCCUPATIONAL TOXICOLOGY
Transcript Title
BIOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY
Code
ENVR06045
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Billy Fitzgerald, Margaret Savage
Programme Membership
SG_SOCCU_G07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety & Health SG_SOCCU_H08 201400 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_B07 201600 Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SSCIE_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science
Description

This subject aims to provide the learner with an introduction to toxicological principles and a knowledge of some key classes of occupationally important toxic agents.  The subject also examines the systems in the human body that are most affected by chemical and physical agents in an occupational setting and how those systems are affected by toxicological agents. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Describe the principles of toxicology. 

2.

Describe key concepts in human biology.

3.

Source and interpret information on aspects of physiology / toxicology and apply appropriate information/literature.

4.

Outline physiological systems in the human body.

5.
Communicate information accurately and effectively using written, visual and numeral forms.
6.

Carry out practical work in toxicology and explain results

7.

Identify and describe the effects of key occupational chemical and physical agents

Module Assessment Strategies

A combination of regular knowledge testing, practical work and independent research

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to the systems in the human body

Introduction to principles of toxicology

Toxins of interest in occupationa toxicology

Specific systems and associated toxicological issues (e.g. nervous, skin, respiratory, reproductive systems)

Interpreting safety data sources relating to chemical and physical agents

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Evaluation Laboratory and workshop sessions Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
2 Continuous Assessment short assessments Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % OnGoing 1,2,4,5,7
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Written exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 1,2,4,5,7
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lectures 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self study 3.5 Weekly 3.50
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Laboratory and Workshops 1.5 Weekly 1.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Casarett, L.J., Klaassen, C.D. & Watkins, J.B.I. 2003, Casarett and Doull's essentials of toxicology, McGraw-Hill/Medical Pub. Div, New York.

Klaassen CD, (2001) Casarett & Doull's Toxicology: The Basic Science of Poisons. McGraw-Hill Professional; 6th edition.

Lu, F.C. & Kachew, S. 2002, Lu's basic toxicology, Taylor & Francis, London.

Mader, S.S. & Windelspecht, M. 2012, Human biology,McGraw-Hill, New York, NY

McParland, M. & Bates, N. 2002, Toxicology of Solvents, Ismithers Rapra, Shrewsbury.

Tucker, L., 2011 An Introductory Guide to Anatomy and Physiology 4th ed Cambridge 

Other Resources

None

Exam centres

facilities for in-class tests

Additional Information

None