Course syllabus U15-0024-B - Ecotoxicology (FESRD - WS 2019/2020)

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University: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development
Course unit code: U15-0024-B
Course unit title: Ecotoxicology
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
seminar2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Credits: 4
Semester: -- item not defined --
Level of study: 1.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
Writting test, seminar work.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
After completion of the subject the student understands of the effects of toxic substances environmental compartments, movement and accumulation of toxic substances in the food chain. The student is able to estimate the harmful toxic substances active at very low levels for a long time for extensive populations and give an overview of toxicity tests at different levels of hierarchical structure of nature.
Course contents:
Definition, classification and characteristics of individual sections ecotoxicology. Characteristics of xenobiotics in the environment and their biotransformation, toxicity and its effect, synergism, detoxification. Mutagens, carcinogens, teratogens. General knowledge about the effects of toxic substances in relation to the organism and some variable environmental factors. Poisoning. Inputs of toxic substances into the organism. Absorption, distribution, transfer of substances through the membrane. Ecotoxicity tests - in vitro, in vivo, in situ and ex situ.

Recommended or required reading:
BESEDA, I. 1997. Toxikológia. 2. vyd. Zvolen: Technická univerzita vo Zvolene, 1997. 179 s. ISBN 80-228-0657-9.
BESEDA I.-SCHWARZ M. a i. 2009. Toxikológia a ekotoxikológia. Zvolen, Technická univerzita vo Zvolene 2009, 258 s. ISBN 978-80-228-2108-7.
FARGAŠOVÁ, A. 2008. Environmentálna toxikológia a všeobecná ekotoxikológia. Bratislava, Orman 2008, 350 s. ISBN 789-80-989675-6-8.
TÖLGYESSY, J. 1989. Chémia, biológia a toxikológia vody a ovzdušia. 2. vyd. Bratislava: VEDA - vyd.SAV, 1989. 531 s. ISBN 80-224-0034-3.

Language of instruction: Slovak
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 34

50,0 %26,5 %14,7 %2,9 %5,9 %0 %
Name of lecturer(s): Ing. Žaneta Pauková, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Last modification: 26. 8. 2019
Supervisor: Ing. Žaneta Pauková, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Martin Mastík, PhD. on 08/26/2019.

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