The objective of this course is to provide a basic foundation in regulatory toxicology methods, requirements, and practical skills. The course format is a hybrid of online lectures and webinars supplemented with online materials as well as practical application aligned with project examples. Students will be provided an opportunity to 1) learn the requirements for toxicology testing for pharmaceutical products and medical devices 2) learn the requirements for toxicology testing for food, cosmetics, industrial chemicals, and consumer products 3) learn the background and application of publicly available toxicology databases, and how the data can be used for experimental and regulatory purposes, as well as a practical exercise using a database for a project and focused outcome. Grading of course performance will be standard letter grades, based on exams, individual projects, class participation/discussion, and attendance.
Online discussions will be asynchronous with clear start times and deadlines for students to post to the discussion forum. Students are expected, at the minimum, to provide at least one initial post and one reply post for each weekly topic. Depending on the course size, students may be asked to lead discussions for the week. The course instructor will set the course discussion question for the week and provide the journal club citation and pdf if necessary, though students will be encouraged to use their library research skills when papers are available that way. At the end of the discussion week, students will be graded on their level of participation. The expectations for online discussions will be explained, along with a grading rubric for the assignment of grades that is based on the quality and content of the online discussion postings. Lecture notes will also be available within Blackboard on a weekly basis, so that students have the course material available to them during the week, and if they bring laptops to the course, they can use interactive tools on risk assessment during lectures or discussions to meet the applied learning objectives.
Prerequisites: Instructor or Director Approval
Term offered: II
Year offered: Annually
Hours per week: Lecture 2 Discussion
Instructor: Dr. Sol Bobst