Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

MEDSCI 306 - Principles of Toxicology

15 Points

Semester 2


Considers the principles and concepts that result in detrimental effects in animals and humans. It addresses: biochemical pathways and targets in the toxicity of chemicals, the effects at cellular, organ and whole body level, eg, cell death, cancer and hypersensitivity, as well as the basis for cell and organ-selective toxicity. Drugs, occupational and environmental toxicants are discussed.


Prerequisites: MEDSCI 204 and 30 points from BIOSCI 203, MEDSCI 203, 205

Please note that the prerequisites listed here apply to students who begin their degree in 2016. Students who started their degree in 2015 or earlier will be under the University of Auckland course and degree regulations in place at that time.

If you have trouble enrolling, then please apply for an enrolment concession.

Visit  www.studentservices.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/sso-apply-concession, to find out how.


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