Dr. Carolyn Bentivegna
McNulty Hall Room #208
OFFICE HOURS: MW, 10-12:00 A.M. or by appointment
LECTURES: R 7-9:30, rm 62 Corrigan Hall (CH)
TEXTBOOK: Toxicology: Principles and Applications (1st edition) Raymond J. M. Niesink, John de Vries, and Mannfred A. Hollinger, Eds., CRC Press Inc., New York, 1996.
LINK TO EXAM I QUESTIONS LINK TO PAPER EXAMPLE
fundamental principles/toxicity testing
||Chp. 1, 2, 7|
|9/14||biotransformation/computer lab (McNulty, rm. 206)
factors that modify toxicity/ADE
||Chp. 4, 5|
Exam I/ general mechanisms of toxicity
||Chp. 10, 16|
lipid peroxidation/adduct formation
||Chp. 10 & HO|
*1st paper due, paper discussion
|11/2||carcinogenesis/risk evaluation (guest
||Chp. 12, 13, 14|
|11/9||Exam II /dermatotoxicology
inhalation toxicology/hepatic toxicology
|Chp. 18, 22, 23|
*2nd paper due, paper discussion
||Chp. 33, 34|
*3rd paper due, paper discussion
|Assignment||Points||Final points||Final percentage||Grade|
|Paper 1-3||25 each||319-300||79-75%||C+|
|Computer lab 1||10||299-280||74-70%||C|
|Computer lab 2||15||<280||< 70 %||F|
Exams are not cumulative, and their dates are fixed. Makeups are permissible but only for very good reasons, i.e. medical emergencies, and they will be given at my convenience. Exams will be given at the beginning of the period and end at 8:15 P.M.. I will start them at 6:45 for those students that want extra time. If you are caught cheating on an exam or plagiarizing, you will be given zero credit for that assignment.
There will be two computer labs. The first one is on toxicity testing where LC50s will be generated and evaluated using computer software. The second lab involves using a pharmacokinetic computer program to study toxicokinetics. There will be a handout for both of these assignments which must be completed by the next class.
You will critique journal articles given to you in class. The papers should include a section for the introduction, methods, results, and conclusions. In your critique, consider the purpose for doing the experiment, what the hypotheses were, how suitable the approach and methods were to the objectives, and whether the data justify the authors conclusions. Include positive and negative aspects as well as correlations with lecture material. Be precise, each paper should not be more than three typed pages, double spaced, with a 12 point font. Papers are due on or before the scheduled date. A missed assignment will be worth zero credit. One grade will be dropped for every day a paper is late. See an example by following the link at the beginning of the syllabus.