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This course introduces you to the principles of toxicology, with particular emphasis on the principles governing toxic responses to chemical exposures, including the disposition of toxicants, and the nature and effect of toxicity.

Course Description


The aim of this course is to provide an in-depth knowledge of the mechanisms of interactions between foreign compounds and biological systems.  Toxins of agricultural and environmental significance are emphasized.  Students enrolled in this course must have a working knowledge of biochemistry, pharmacology and physiology. Prerequisites for this course are Environmental Toxicology, General Pharmacology and the Biochemistry series.

Introduction to basic principles of toxicology, including the history and scope of the field; absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination of toxicants; types and mechanisms of toxic action; carcinogenesis; environmental toxicology as well as human and ecological risk assessment


About Riphah Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Riphah Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (RIPS) is functioning under the umbrella of Riphah International University - a chartered “W” Category University by the Federal Government and recognized by the Higher Education Commission. The Institute has already been inspected for affiliation by the Pakistan Pharmacy Council. The institute is housed in a purpose-built dedicated campus. RIPS has 14 Labs, 5 Lecture Halls an auditorium and Conference room. All the laboratories are fully equipped with the latest equipment for conducting practicals as well as doing research work. The Labs, Lecture Halls and Seminar Library, auditorium and Conference room are all Air conditioned while the Lecture Halls are fully equipped with Multi media system/overhead projector and sound system. RIPS has a strong Faculty of 30 highly qualified and experienced academicians including 5 Ph.D’s. besides 8 visiting faculty members. Rips has two libraries, the Main library and the Seminar library which maintains a Book Bank providing text books to all the students

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