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Courses Typically Taught

TOX 2000 Principles of Toxicology
This is a team-taught course. I am typically responsible for the material in Chemical and Biochemical Toxicology (approximately 25 percent of the course. Other topics include Biomedical and Nutritional Toxicology; Environmental Toxicology; Genotoxicology; Regulatory Toxicology
Calendar Description
The scientific principles underlying the toxic actions of various substances. The course will introduce the various challenges within the field of toxicology. The chemical nature of injurious substances, their uptake and metabolism by non-target organisms, and their mode of action will be studied in addition to the methods used in safety evaluations and risk assessment.
Taught in the Fall semester, each year.
 
TOX 3300 Analytical Toxicology
Calendar Description
A course in trace analysis designed for students in toxicology and related programs. Analytical techniques of value in analyzing samples of toxicological importance will be presented with emphasis on sample collection and preparation prior to analysis.
Taught in the Fall semester each year.
 
CHEM 3360/TOX 3360 Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
Calendar Description
The chemistry of the natural environment; the influence of pollutants upon the environment, including methods of introduction of pollutants to, and removal of pollutnts from, the environment.
Taught in the Winter and Spring semesters each year.
 
CHEM 3430 Analytical Chemistry II: Instrumental Analysis
Calendar Description
Methods for the separation, identification, and quantitation of substances in the solid, liquid, and vapour states. Emphasis will be placed on modern instrumental methods and trace analysis.
Taught in the Winter semester each year.
 
MET 4300 Atmospheric Transport and Chemistry
The course is taught jointly by N.J. Bunce (Chemistry) and T.J. Gillespie (Land Resource Science)
Calendar Description
Behaviour of synoptic scale weather systems and the transport of substances in the atmosphere. Chemical and photochemical transformations during transport; scavenging and removal from the atmosphere.
Atmospheric transport makes up 50 percent of the course; atmospheric chemistry the remaining 50 percent. Chemical topics include formation of reactive species such as OH in the atmosphere; ground level ozone and photochemical smog; aqueous chemistry in clouds and raindrops, including acid precipitation; and long range transport and deposition of semivolatile compounds.
This course is offered in the Winter semester of even numbered years.
 
TOX 6000 Toxicology
This is a team-taught course that is offered over a two-week period to graduate students who do not possess an undergraduate degree in toxicology but who are embarking on graduate work in toxicology, and also to “Open Learners” from the government or private sectors. I am responsible for the section of the course dealing with mechanisms of toxic action of toxic substances.
Calendar Description
An intensive course in the principles of modern aspects of toxicology, taught in a lecture/case study format.
Taught in the Spring semester each year (actual time of presentation is late April).