Get to know the basic principles of veterinary and environmental toxicology (toxicity, toxicokinetics and biochemical action of poisons).
To know the acute and chronic effects of various types of toxins (e.g., toxic plants, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, minerals, and industrial pollutants) according to the typical routes of exposure.
To recognize the clinical state of the animals and to make differential diagnosis, distinguishing from infectious diseases, in order to apply the appropriate treatment.
Be able to protect animals and humans from poisoning.
Get acquainted with laboratory instruments, procedures and experimental methods used to identify and quantify the toxic substances in suitable samples.
Course Content (Syllabus)
1st hour General principals of toxicology (history and aim of toxicology/principles of toxicology/toxicity mechanisms /risk assessment) [Ε.Ν.]
2nd hour Bioavailability of toxic substances (absorption, distribution and excretion of toxic substances, biotransformation of xenobiotics, toxicokinetics) [E.N.]
3rd hour Systemic toxicity (chemical carcinogenesis/toxicogenetics/ developmental toxicology) [E.N.]
4th-5th hours Target organ toxicity (blood, immune system, liver, kidney, respiratory system, nervous system, cardiovascular system, reproductive system, endocrine system, skin, eye) [E.N., Ι.F.]
6th-8th hours Toxic agents (toxic actions of: pesticides, metals, solvents, animal toxins, plants) [Ι.F., Ε.Ν.]
9th hour Environmental toxicology (air pollution, ecotoxicology) [Ε.Ν.]
10th hour Toxicological applications (food/analytical/forensic/clinical toxicology) [E.N.]
Labs [Ε.Ν., Ι.F.]
2x2 hours Laboratory detection of toxic substances in biological samples
Veterinary Toxicology, Toxic Plants, Metals, Pesticides, Environmental Toxicology