Skip to main content

Advanced Concepts in Toxicology, Physiology & Molecular Mechanisms

East Baltimore
4th Term
Environmental Health and Engineering
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Monday, 12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Provides a platform for students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty to present and discuss impactful scientific papers from the current literature that deal with mechanisms underlying environmental disease along with accompanying methods. Explores additional aspects that are relevant to conducting and conveying laboratory research, including study design and statistical analysis, manuscript and grant review, policy and practice, and risk assessment. Outside speakers will also be invited to present on a topic relevant to advanced concepts.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Critically evaluate scientific papers and the quality of the science, including experimental design, data analysis, and statistical approaches
  2. Assess new methodological approaches in the areas of biochemistry, physiology, biophysics, cell and molecular biology, genomics, epigenetics, proteomics, and metabolomics
  3. Evaluate the pathophysiologic pathways of environmental disease at the molecular, cellular, tissue, whole-organ, animal, and individual-to-population levels
  4. Demonstrate the skills necessary for conducting and conveying laboratory research, including study design, manuscript and grant review, and possible impacts on policy and practice
  5. Give a high-quality presentation that effectively conveys summaries of scientific results and advanced concepts
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 50% Participation
  • 25% Presentation(s)
  • 25% Written Assignment(s)
Enrollment Restriction
Restricted to PhD and ScM students, and Postdoctoral Fellows. No undergraduates, MHS with permission