Science - Course - Biodiversity and Pollution

  • Course Code: BIOL626
  • Credits: 3
  • Hours Distribution: (3Crs.: 2Lec, 2Lab)
  • Course Type: Elective Courses (EC)

Course Description

Air and atmospheric pollution; water, land and soil pollution; environmental factors affecting biodiversity; impact of loss of biodiversity; principles of environmental toxicology; hazard assessment; carcinogen risk assessment. Laboratory Topics: animal handling and tissue collection, routes of toxicants administration, markers of exposure to environmental toxicants; mechanisms of acute toxicity: hypoxia, mechanisms of metabolic (endogenous) toxicity, analysis of volatile toxic agents, analysis of non-volatile toxic agents.