Master's in Analytical Toxicology / Study Plan

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School
Medicine
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Department
Pathology, Microbiology and Forensic Medicine
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Program title (Arabic)
ماجستير علم السموم
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Program title (English)
Master in Analytical Toxicology
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Track
Comprehensive
 
Track
Year
Faculty #
Dep #
Degree
Specialization #
 
Comprehensive
2019
05
11
8
46
Plan Number
 
 
First: General Rules & Conditions:
1. This plan conforms to the valid regulations of the programs of graduate studies.  
2. Specialties of Admission:
- The First Priority: Bachelor's in Medicine, Bachelor's in Pharmacy,
- The second Priority: Bachelor's in Medical Technology, Bachelor's in Chemistry,
Bachelor's in Bachelor's in Biotechnology, Bachelor's in Genetic Engineering, Bachelor's in Environment Sciences, and Bachelor's in Veterinary Medicine,
Bachelor's in applied chemistry, Bachelor’s in Medical Laboratory Sciences
 
Second:  Special Conditions: None.
 
Third: Study Plan: Studying (33) Credit Hours as following:
 
1.         Obligatory Courses (24) Credit Hours:
 
 
No.
Course Title
Course No.
Credit Hours
Prerequisites
Notes
0531701
Toxicology
3
3
0
 
0531702
Chemical Toxins
3
3
0
 
0501703
Analytical Toxicology
3
2
1
0501703
0531704
Analysis of Chemical Toxins
3
1
2
 
0531707
Environmental and natural toxins
3
2
1
 
0503713
Methods of Pharmacology Research
3
1
2
 
0531709
Forensic Sciences
3
3
0
 
0531705
Molecular Toxicology
3
3
0
 
 
 
 
2. Elective Courses: Studying (9) Credit hours from the following:
 
Course No.
Course Title
Credit Hrs
Theory
Practical
Pre/Co-requisite
0505704
Research methodology
3
3
0
 
0341747
Biostatistics
3
3
0
 
0531710
Interpretation and methods in toxicology
3
0
3
0531704531704
0531711
Practice in toxicology laboratory
3
0
3
0531704
0503709
Pharmacogenomics
3
3
0
 
0544723
Diagnostic Molecular Biology
3
2
1
 
 
3. Comprehensive exam credit hours (0531799).
4. Arabic language Exam (2501700)
 
 
Course Description
 
Toxicology (0531701):
This course covers the principles of toxicology, such as definitions, area, scope of toxicology, toxic kinetics, toxicant interaction, mechanism of toxicity, factors affecting toxicity, organ toxins, and principle of management of acute poisoning. Also, it covers introduction to types of toxicity response and applications of different branches of toxicology such as clinical, forensic, environmental, descriptive and regulatory toxicology.
 
Chemical Toxins (0531702):
This course covers the theoretical aspects of dangerous chemicals and toxin of different origin. It deals with poison sources, storage, and disposal according to health safety regulation. Also, this course deals with these toxin effects on the human being and the environment.
 
Analytical Toxicology (0531703):
This course covers the theoretical and practical aspects of methods of poison separation, purification, and quantification.  Also covers the techniques applied for the above purposes such as different methods of chromatography.
 
Analysis of Chemical Toxins (0531704) Prerequisite (0531703)
This course deals with specific subject in analytical toxicology for poisons commonly seen in forensic medicine. It contains applications on biological samples, their types, preservation, and related data collection either in postmortem cases, drug of abuse and clinical poisoning cases.  Also it deals with specific method of poison isolation purification identification and quantification using specialized instruments.
 
Environmental and Natural Toxin (0531707)
This course covers contaminants of the water, soil, air, food additive and preservatives as well as radiation pollution. It will cover sources and cycle of these toxins, mechanism of actions and their effects as well as their detection in different media.  Also this course explore the update principles of natural products toxins from plant, animals and micro-organism and research methods for their identification and their application to the practice of toxicology. It will develop and integrate a systematic theoretical and practical approach toward problem solving.
Methods of Pharmacology Research (0533713)
The course deals with some research methods in pharmacology research, some instruments used, biological samples, drug analysis. Development of some animal models of disease use of animals such as mice, rats and rabbits in research and how to administer drugs to these animals and recording of research results.
 
Forensic Sciences (0531709)
This course covers the principles of interaction between the forensic scientists, and toxicologists.  It covers data collection, sampling, investigation required, and interpretation of results as well as law’s requirement.
 
Molecular Toxicology (0531705)
This course will deal with the effect of poisons, drugs and environmental hazardous materials on DNA. It will discuss the basic of DNA biochemistry and function together with a back-ground of the methods used to evaluate the genotoxicity, molecular toxicity of hazardous materials like insecticides, carcinogenic and other poisonous materials. This is in addition to the clinical important of this subject in health and disease.
 
Research Methodology (0535704)
This course deals with stages of formation of hypothesis and objectives of the research sample. It deals with sample variables, stability, reliability of formation and its controlling factors, formation of questionnaire, planning analysis, coding, pretesting, collecting data, analysis and interpretation of data and writing reports.
Biostatistics (0301737):
This covers the basic principles of Epidemiology, the carrying out of various epidemiological studies used in the control of human disease. It also deals with basic principles of biological statistics and means of collection and analysis of statistical data especially those used in epidemiological and laboratory studies of human disease.
Interpretation and methods in toxicology (0531710)      Prerequisite (0531704)
The student will utilize literature and prior knowledge to solve a problem in the field of toxicology with the direction of the supervisor, where the student will design, examine, and apply it practically.  The student will present the work in a form of a dissertation.  It includes rationale of method development or modification of an existing method in analytical toxicology or experimental animal toxicity study, where such need may arise.
Practice in Toxicology laboratory (0531711)        Prerequisite (0531704)
This course includes practical training in routine toxicology laboratory. Where the student will work in sample preparation and their analysis in different methods and instruments to reach identity and quantification the poison to help in problem solving and interprets the results of analysis.
Pharmacogenomics (0533709)
The course deals with intra-individual differences in drug response due to genetic influences. A portion of the course will deal with general description of genes, and then the effect of mutations on drug absorption, distribution and metabolism and on receptors will be discussed.
 
Diagnostic Molecular Biology (0534723)
This course deals with studies reactions that occur in the cells at the molecular level. It particularly concentrates on new development in the field of genetic engineering. It also deals with its application in the medical field.
 
Forensic Medicine (0531708)
This course covers the principles of interaction between the pathologist and other forensic toxicologists. It also deals with intoxication and their postmortem findings, data collection, sampling, investigation required, and interpretation of results as well as law’s requirement.