Course: Introduction to Toxicology

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Course title Introduction to Toxicology
Course code UCH/112
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the winter semester.
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Fojtíková Pavla, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Introduction to Toxicology. How toxic substances work? Toxicokinetics, toxicodynamics, biotransformation. Exposure, monitoring, biological monitoring. Risk evaluation and prediction of toxicity. Risk assessment. Organ toxicity. Neurotoxicity, mutagenicity, carcinogenicity. Information sources in Toxicology. Safe Handling of Chemicals. Combat substances. Accidents in chemical industry.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with multi-media resources (texts, internet, IT technologies)
  • Class attendance - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 5 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
- to provide a basic and comprehensive overview of the importance of toxicology in both industry and daily life - to understand principles of harmful substances interaction with living organisms - to work with information sources in Toxicology
Students will gain a basic and comprehensive overview of the importance of toxicology in industry and in everyday life. Attention is paid to the interaction of harmful substances with living organisms. Individual study of scientific publications in the field of toxicology, presentation of knowledge. Individual work with information sources in Toxicology.
Prerequisites
The subject assumes knowledge of chemistry at the level of secondary school. Computer skills, basic knowledge of English.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam, Interim evaluation

Searching and processing toxicological data. Oral exam.
Recommended literature
  • Horák J.,Linhart I.,Klusoň P.: Úvod do toxikologie a ekologie pro chemiky, VŠCHT Praha 2010..
  • Linhart I.: Toxikologie interakce škodlivých látek s živými organismy, jejich mechanismy, projevy a důsledky, VŠCHT Praha 2012.
  • Paleček J., Linhart I., Horák J.: Toxikologie a bezpečnost práce v chemii, VŠCHT Praha 1999.
  • PATOČKA, J. A kol.:. Vojenská toxikologie. Praha, Grada, 2004.
  • PATOČKA, J.:. Úvod do obecné toxikologie. Praha, Manus, 2003.
  • PROKEŠ, J. A kol.:. Základy toxikologie. Praha, Galén, 2005.
  • Linhart I. Základní pojmy v toxikologii, ekologii a ekotoxikologii. Basic Terms in Toxicology, Ecology and Ecotoxicology.. Praha, 2019. ISBN 978-80-7592-040-9.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Secondary Schools Teacher Training in Chemistry (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Secondary Schools Teacher Training in Chemistry (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Chemistry (1) Category: Chemistry courses 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Chemistry for future teachers (1) Category: Chemistry courses 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Chemistry for future teachers (1) Category: Chemistry courses 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Chemistry for future teachers (1) Category: Chemistry courses 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter