ToxTutor (Learn Essential Principles of Toxicology)
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Owner/Developer: National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine (NIH , NLM)
United States of America
01 November 2016
(U.S.) National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine
|Description:||ToxTutor is a self-paced tutorial covering key principles of toxicology for users of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) chemical and toxicology databases. While a knowledge of anatomy and physiology is not required for viewing ToxTutor, the Introduction to the Human Body from the National Cancer Institute provides a good introduction to the topic. ToxTutor is divided into the following sections: Introduction to Toxicology Dose and Dose Response Toxic Effects Interactions Toxicity Testing Methods Risk Assessment Exposure Standards and Guidelines Basic Physiology Introduction to Toxicokinetics Absorption Distribution Biotransformation Excretion Cellular Toxicology Intuitive Toxicology and Risk Communication Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Health, and One Health Conclusion End of Modules Certification Quiz The basic principles of toxicology described in ToxTutor are similar to those taught in university programs and are well described in toxicology literature. A list of the textbooks used as the primary resources for the tutorials is found in the Bibliography.|
Computer assisted learning, Interactive online resources
Optional / Voluntary
Estimate of three hours to complete for the typical user.
No per-requisites. The basic principles of toxicology described in ToxTutor are similar to those taught in university programs and are well described in toxicology literature.
Students, Researchers, Regulators and policy-makers, Teachers and educators, Technicians, Managers, Scientific officers / Project managers, Professionals (e.g. veterinarians), General public
Academia, Industry, Governmental bodies, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), Consulting, SMEs
High school, Technical College, Undergraduate, University (Bachelor), University (Master), University (Doctoral education), Postdoctoral (teaching and research), Continuing Professional Development
Refinement, Reduction, Replacement
Models of animals (e.g. mannequins, simulators, cadavers), Computational methods, In vitro methods, Ethics
Substantial coverage (e.g. multiple modules)
|Details on the topic or technology covered:||
Examples of the approaches and methods in ToxTutor include in vitro methods, in silico methods, and "chip" models,
Each section of ToxTutor includes learning objectives. A certificate of completion if registered and ToxTutor was completed through the free learning management system. Also available for continuing education contact hours as noted in "5."
|Accreditation body and/or authority that approved the education or training:||
California Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHSs) and National Environmental Health Association's (NEHA) REHS/RSs.
Continuing Education / Certificate of Completion:
This course is approved for 3 contact hours for California Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHSs) and National Environmental Health Association's (NEHA) REHS/RSs. To take the tutorial and receive a certificate, please register and complete the tutorial through the free learning management system.
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