BOS 4201: Toxicology


Explores the basic principles associated with the toxic effects of chemicals on the living organism while examining the regulatory aspects and applications of toxicology in the workplace. Among the topics covered are the potential adverse effects of drugs, pesticides, food additives, and industrial chemicals.


  1. Summarize important foundational aspects of toxicology.
  2. Explain how toxins are processed in biological systems.
  3. Assess the environmental risk of chemical substances based on toxicity.
  4. Examine the impact of exposure to various types of toxins.
  5. Explain product labeling requirements for public safety.
  6. Evaluate the effects of toxins on target organs of the body.
  7. Discuss the objectives of toxicity testing.


  1. CHM 1030
  2. BIO 1100


Principles and practice of toxicology in public health (Rev: 2nd ed.)

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning (2014)
Author: Richards, I. S., & Bourgeois, M. M.
ISBN: 9781449645267
Price: $124.55

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