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187.620.01 Environmental Toxicological Pathology


Environmental Health and Engineering
4th term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday,  4:00 - 5:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Kathleen Gabrielson
Course Instructor:



Focuses on pathophysiology and pathologic responses of toxicity induced by toxins of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, reproductive, neurological, immune, and gastrointestinal systems. A review of normal histology for the specific organ systems is compared to examples of acute and chronic toxicity to illustrate light microscopic and ultrastructural damage with correlation to altered physiology and function. The course integrates into each organ system studied a review of standard techniques used in toxicity studies including the use of animal necropsy, histology/pathology, various tissue molecular biological techniques, transgenic mice, and noninvasive physiological monitoring.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

Methods of Assessment:

Class participation (10%), take - home short - answer midterm (40%) and in - class short - answer final examination (50%).

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Course required for PhD Toxicology and Physiology students in EHS.

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

Course is held in BRB building.