Ecogenetic Studies

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  • Introduction to Ecogenetic Studies
  • Absorption
  • Metabolism
  • Distribution
  • Elimination
  • Chemical compounds in the environment
  • Dose-response
  • Endocrine disruptors
  • Mutations and cancerogenesis
  • Types of mutagens
  • Physical agents
  • Biological agents
  • Bioconversion of toxic substances in the environment


  • describe the types of toxic agents in the environment and the mechanisms responsible for toxicity at the molecular level, and at the level of the individual, population and the ecosystem as a whole
  • describe the consequences of short-term and long-term exposure of organisms to environmental contaminants
  • explain the relationship between the concentration and effect of toxic agents with respect to the physicochemical characteristics of the agent, their availability during absorption, metabolism, distribution, elimination, bioaccumulation and biomagnification
  • discuss theoretical assumptions and concepts, and experimental evidence of the effects of endocrine disruptors on the animal or human organism. define endocrine disruptors
  • identify the hypotheses and theoretical assumptions on which the scientific papers were made, and to analyze the scientific methods, results and conclusions published in the relevant works through seminar expositions
  • develop communicative skills on scientific concepts, hypotheses, results and interpretation of results through seminar dissemination
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