TOX 810.3 - 1/2(3L)
Radiation and Radionuclide Toxicology
Describes the basic properties of ionizing radiation, the interaction of radiation with matter, radiation detection, units and dosimetry. Discusses the natural radiation environment, radioactivity and its distribution and accumulation by chemical and biological processes. Presents the biological effects of radiation, particularly carcinogenesis, both at the epidemiological and molecular level.
Prerequisite(s): Minimum of one university-level course in any four of physics, chemistry, microbiology, statistics, cell biology, or ecology.
TOX 820.3 - 1/2(3L)
The objectives of this course is to discuss how exposure to chemical hazards is estimated and evaluated from a modeling and observational approach. Students will become familiar with applications of local, regional and global environmental fate models and how this links to human and ecosystem exposure. Following this, techniques and approaches used to evaluate exposure to human populations will be explored with an emphasis on how spatial and global trends influence human susceptibility to hazards.
Human Health Chemical Risk Assessment
Human health risk assessment is now playing a major role in the environmental management of chemicals, from both operational and regulatory perspectives. The quantitative assessment of potential health risk is now routine for chemicals in ambient air, indoor air, drinking water, commercial and country foods, soil, indoor dust, and innumerable consumer products (drugs, medical and dental devices and materials, pesticides, cosmetics, natural health products (nutriceuticals), tobacco products, nutritional supplements, building materials, paints and coatings, etc).
TOX 840.3 - 2(3L)
Intended to provide a broad exposure to general principles of terrestrial toxicology, with an emphasis on mammalian, avian and amphibian species. Topics to be covered include: effects of common environmental contaminants on wildlife populations; factors affecting soil toxicity, contaminant bioavailability, and fate; common in vitro and in vivo methods to assess toxicity and sublethal exposure (biomarkers); and ecological risk assessment.
Prerequisites: TOX 300 and TOX 301, or permission of instructor.
TOX 842.3 - 2(3L)
To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of various biochemical mechanisms of toxicity, from both biomedical (human) and ecotoxicological perspectives. The focus will be on applying basic knowledge of biochemisty and physiology to the science of toxicology. Classes will involve discussions on topics related to the text and supplemental journal articles.
TOX 843.3 - 2(3L)
Supplies students with an understanding of the processes that control the movement of organic and inorganic contaminants in the atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere and will also provide an understanding of the methods used to monitor environmental behavior of potentially toxic contaminants in biotic and abiotic matrices.
Prerequisite(s): One course in ecology or environmental biology and one course in general or environmental chemistry, or permission of the instructor and student's advisor/advisory committee.
TOX 844.3 - 1/2(3L)
Provides theoretical background and hands-on experience in methods and techniques typically applied by toxicology professionals in academia, industry, and government. It is a modular course that covers a broad spectrum of procedures, ranging from proper handling of field equipment to biological test methods and analytical processing of samples. This course conforms to the academic requirements and standards of graduate courses, including the rules of Academic Honesty and Student Appeals in Academic Matters.
Permission of course coordinator required.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Laboratory Safety course and GSR 962.
TOX 850.3 - 1(3L-2P)
Will present a comprehensive overview of the technical aspects of predicting, monitoring, and evaluating the effects of toxic substances in aquatic systems. The class will cover levels of organization from sub-cellular to ecosystem. It is designed as an in-depth coverage of Aquatic Toxicology for students pursuing graduate degrees in the aquatic sciences. Students will be exposed to materials which will be useful in setting exposure standards and assessing hazards to aquatic ecosystems due to point or non-point releases of toxic substances. This course conforms to the academic requirements and standards for graduate courses, including the rules of Academic Honesty (see http://www.usask.ca/honesty/) and Studnet Appeals in Academic Matters (see http://www.usask.ca/university_council/reports/12-06-99.shtml).
Formerly: TOX 898.3
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Toxicology Graduate Program
TOX 860.3 - 1&2(1L-S/T)
Provides students an opportunity to evaluate practical problems associated with various aspects of toxicology. Students will be presented with specific toxicological questions or concerns which will be examined using research information and library facilities.
Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Toxicology Graduate Program or permission of the instructor..
Note: Recommended additional credit units in TOX.
Remediation and Reclamation of Contaminated Sites
This course explains how one characterizes a contaminated terrestrial site, the risks associated with that site and identify remediation technologies that will mitigate the risks associated with the contaminated site. We will discuss how contamination interacts with industrial processes to created degraded landscapes and natural processes that help ameloriate this degradation of the ecosystem. Our discussion of remediation will focus on the use of in situ and ex situ technologies for contaminated soil ecosystems and how these technologies reduce risk to not only soil, but also human and aquatic receptors.
Reviews of literature and recent investigations. Graduate students are required to attend and to present seminars.
Students writing a Master's thesis must register for this course.
Students writing a Ph.D. thesis must register for this course.