Toxicology and Public Health OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Bachelor Level Toxicology Class by MIT

Published Jan 22, 2009

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This course is an elective for students pursuing undergraduate minors in biomedical engineering through the Biological Engineering Department at MIT. 'Toxicology and Public Health' explores the proposed causal relationship between everyday exposure to chemicals and diseases in humans. Many of the course materials for 'Toxicology and Public Health' are available online through MIT's free OpenCourseWare program.

Toxicology and Public Health: Course Specifics

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Toxicology and Public Health: Course Description

'Toxicology and Public Health' was an elective lecture course for biomedical engineering undergraduate minors at MIT. The class was team-taught by Professors James Sherley, Laura Green and Steven Tannenbaum. 'Toxicology and Public Health' OpenCourseWare investigates topics like epidemiology, toxicology, biostatistics, environetics and quantitative risk. It also considers how chemicals interact with the body, i.e. how they distribute themselves throughout the body, are metabolized and react with various cellular constituents. The course also explores national and local case studies.

'Toxicology and Public Health' OpenCourseWare users can download the lecture notes, assignments and practice quizzes for this course and sample papers and presentations are available as well. To learn more, please visit the toxicology course page.