Module 01 – The History and Principles of Toxicology
This module serves as a good first introduction to toxicology. In the first part of the module, students will learn and understand: the history of toxicology and its underlying principles; the progression of toxicology as a science; the development of regulatory agencies; key case studies that developed the field; and the paradox of uncertainty. In the second part of the module, students will learn and understand: the general principles of toxicology; how dose determines the effect of a substance; and the factors that affect the toxicity of a chemical. There are multiple case studies throughout these slides.
- “1AB – History of Toxicology” (2-3 hours)
- “1C – Principles of Toxicology” (1-2 hours)
- Lesson Plans:
- For all lectures
- Supplementary Information:
- Two student assignments
Keywords: history, principles, timeline, regulation, case studies, dose, dose-response, LD50.
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