Course: Ecotoxicology

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Course title Ecotoxicology
Course code EKO/ETXO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Hekera Petr, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Basic toxicology. Molecular mechanisms of toxicity, Effect of pollutants at the cellular and organism level. Biotransformation. Carcinogenicity, mutagenicity and teratogencity. Toxicity testing. Inorganic pollutants, organic pollutants. Environmental toxicology. Pollutants in ecosystems. Biomarkers, biomonitoring. Bhopal, Seveso, Černobyl.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Projection (static, dynamic)
  • Attendace - 24 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim is to introduce students to the basic principles of toxicology and ecotoxicology.
Knowledge Recall basic toxicological terminology Describe molecular mechanism of toxicity, biotransformation, carcinogenity, toxicity testing.
Elementary knowledge in chemistry

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Written exam, Seminar Work

Exam - knowledge and good orientation in subjects, dataresearch in toxicology databases.
Recommended literature
  • Barnet, I., & Hanslík, E. (2012). Radioaktivní látky v životním prostředí. Chrudim: Vodní zdroje Ekomonitor.
  • Braniš, M. (2011). Atmosféra a klima. Praha.
  • Jorgensen, S., E. Ecotoxicology. Elsevier AP, Amsterdam, 390p., 2010..
  • J?rgensen, S. E., & Fath, B. D. (2010). Ecotoxicology: a derivative of Encyclopedia of ecology. Amsterdam: Elsevier Academic Press.
  • Kočí, V., & Mocová, K. (2009). Ekotoxikologie pro chemiky. Praha: Vydavatelství VŠCHT.
  • Linhart, I. (2012). Toxikologie. Praha.
  • Picka, K., Matoušek, J. (1996). Základy obecné a speciální toxikologie.. MŽPČR Praha, 103 s.
  • Prokeš, J. a kol. (1997). Základy toxikologie.. Karolinum UK Praha, 165 s.
  • SMITH, R. P. (1992). Envitonmental Toxicology. Lea & Febiger, Philadelphia, 300 pp.
  • Tichý, M. (1998). Toxikologie pro chemiky,. Karolinum UK Praha, 90 s.
  • WALKER, C.,H. (2001). Principles of Ecotoxicology. Taylor & Francis, London, 309 pp.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Ecology and Environmental Protection (1) Ecology and environmental protection 1 Winter
Faculty of Science Landscape Protection and Planning (2015) Ecology and environmental protection 1 Winter
Faculty of Science Hydrobiology (2015) Biology courses 1 Winter