75590 - ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY

Scheda insegnamento

  • Docente Andrea Milelli

  • Crediti formativi 6

  • SSD BIO/14

  • Modalità didattica Convenzionale - Lezioni in presenza

  • Lingua di insegnamento Inglese

  • Orario delle lezioni dal 11/02/2019 al 20/03/2019

SDGs

L'insegnamento contribuisce al perseguimento degli Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile dell'Agenda 2030 dell'ONU.

Salute e benessere

Anno Accademico 2018/2019

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

After a short review about the history and scope of toxicology and toxicological chemistry, the definition and concept of toxic substances, the different types of toxic responses, the factors affecting toxic responses, during the course students will be introduced to the mechanistic aspects of the main toxic substances. Furthermore, an overview of different aspects playing a role in the field of environmental toxicology will be provided. Students are expected to gain a sound knowledge and understanding of important aspects of both environmental toxicology and toxicological chemistry, including: the concepts and terminology; kinetics of chemicals in the environment; sources and types of environmental pollutants; the interaction with the different biological targets and the mechanical aspects of the toxic compounds, the basic principles governing fate and effects of toxic substances on the homeostasis of biological systems and ecosystem processes and stability; the relevance of compound, ecosystem and organism characteristics for the consequences of environmental contamination; environmental biomonitoring; environmental risk assessment.

Programma/Contenuti

1) Introduction to inorganic and organic chemistry

2) Metabolic Processes

3) Metabolic Reactions of Xenobiotic Compounds

4) Environmental Biological Processes

5) Biochemical Mechanisms of Toxicity

6) Toxic Elements

7) Toxic Inorganic Compounds

8) Toxic Organic Compounds

9) Toxic Natural Products

Metodi didattici

Traditional. This course does not include laboratory training.

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

The exam will consist in an oral test aimed at assessing the student's understanding and knowledge of the topics set out during the course

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Slides are usually used to enhance clarity during courses.

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Andrea Milelli