SYSTEMATIC TOXICOLOGY

BIO/14 - 8 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff

VINCENZO MICALE
Email: vincenzomicale@inwind.it
Office: Via S. Sofia 97 Catania
Phone: 095/4781199
Office Hours: Merc-Ven 10-13, previo appuntamento


Learning Objectives

To provide relevant information to the knowledge of the toxic effects of substances of considerable environmental importance and their impact on organs and systems


Course Structure

Traditional lecture. Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.

Information for students with disabilities and / or SLD:

To guarantee equal opportunities and in compliance with the laws in force, interested students can ask for a personal interview in order to plan any compensatory and / or dispensatory measures, based on the didactic objectives and specific needs.

It is also possible to contact the referent teacher CInAP (Center for Active and Participated Integration - Services for Disabilities and / or SLD) of our Department, Prof. Teresa Musumeci

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Detailed Course Content

1° module: Risk assessment and toxicity

Biomonitoring of populations exposed to environmental xenobiotics. Bioindicators and biomarkers as sensors of biological response. Biotic indices.
Mechanisms of toxicity: genotoxicity, embryotoxicity, carcinogenesis, cell death and apoptosis.

 

2° module: Food toxicology

The food chain and its key role in the transfer of xenobiotics from the environment to living organisms.

 

3° module: Toxic substances of considerable environmental relevance



Textbook Information

1) Galli, Corsini, Marinovich, Tossicologia – Piccin

2) Hodgson, Tossicologia- Edises

3) Casarett & Doull's: Tossicologia EMSI

Texts for insights

4) Paoletti, Nicosia, Clementi, Fumagalli: Ecotossicologia UTET

5) Paoletti, Nicosia, Clementi, Fumagalli: Tossicologia molecolare e cellulare UTET

6) Paoletti, Nicosia, Clementi, Fumagalli: Tossicologia degli alimenti UTET




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