TOXICOLOGY
cod. 03033

Academic year 2015/16
3° year of course - First semester
Professor
BERTINI Simone
Academic discipline
Farmacologia e tossicologia veterinaria (VET/07)
Field
Discipline cliniche veterinarie
Type of training activity
Characterising
56 hours
of face-to-face activities
4 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Integrated course unit module: Pharmacology, toxicology and chemotherapy

Learning objectives

Provide the student with knowledge on the main toxic molecules of veterinary interest.

Prerequisites

As per First Degree Course

Course unit content

The course will provide students with the essential notions of general toxicology, toxicodynamics and toxicokinetics with special attention to the mechanism of action of poisonous substances, absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion, biotransformation of toxic compounds (reaction of phase I and II), the concepts of bio-activation and bio-accumulation. At the conclusion of the course, the students will possess the knowledge of the following toxic compounds with regard, in particular, to the effects on animals and to the antidotic treatment: pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, rodenticides, molluscicides, polychlorobiphenyls, and dioxins, metals and metalloids, urea, nitrosamines, nitrites and nitrates, chlorine, fluorine, arsenic, mercurium, cadmium, copper, cyanhydric acid and cyanides, ethylene glycol, strong acids and bases, toxic gases, mycotoxins, animal and vegetal toxins. The students should also know the procedures of the Antipoison Veterinary Center and possess knowledge of laboratory techniques.

Full programme

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Bibliography

Mengozzi - Soldani "Tossicologia veterinaria" Edizioni Idelson- Gnocchi-2010.
The students are, however, reminded that the text must be integrated with classroom lectures.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons and lab practice

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam

Other information

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