Core Module Information
Module title: Applied Toxicology (Hong Kong)

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BMS10601
Module leader: Peter Barlow
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Life Sciences

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Introduction to human toxicology. Toxicokinetics and toxicodynamics. Organ-specific toxicity and pathophysiology. Cellular and molecular mechanisms of xenobiotic toxicity. Toxicogenomics. Hazard and risk assessment. Detailed descriptions of specific toxicant examples, such as alcohol, metals, air pollutants, and endocrine disruptors. In utero exposure and prenatal programming. In vitro and in vivo models of toxicity.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Conceptualise the relationship between absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of major drugs and xenobiotics.
LO2: Evaluate the importance and role of dose-response relationships in toxicology.
LO3: Critically appraise the available models for toxicity assessment and the applicability and limitations of each
LO4: Discriminate the major target organs for xenobiotics and illustrate some of the associated effects in liver, lungs, skin, reproductive system, and nervous system.
LO5: Critically assess the effects of in utero exposure to environmental stimuli in relation to prenatal programming.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Peter Barlow
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 9
Face To Face Tutorial 9
Online Guided independent study 60
Independent Learning Guided independent study 119.5
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2.5
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 30 1 & 3 5 HOURS= 02.00, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 02.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

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