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All Graduate School requirements for a master's degree must fall within a six-year time limit beginning with the first registration for graduate courses listed on the program of study and ending with the final semester of the sixth year. The program of study for Master of Science degree must contain a minimum of 30 hours of graduate course work. These 30 hours must include at least 21 hours of graduate course work exclusive of 7000 (research) and 7300 (thesis writing). Twelve of these 21 hours must be courses that are restricted to graduate students. The program of study must include a minimum of 3 hours of 7300 (thesis writing). Any courses below the 8000 level which are open only to graduate students must be marked with an “*.” The remaining six hours may be 7000 (research), 7300 (thesis writing), or any other appropriate graduate coursework. Courses not allowed on a program of study are 7005 (Graduate Seminar), GRSC 7770, GRSC 9270, and ELAN 7768/7769.

MS Core Courses: 9 hours

EITHER BIOS OR FANR AND DEPENDING ON CHOSEN TRACK, EITHER FISH 8350 OR VPHY 8960

EHSC7490: Principles of Toxicology

Credit: 3 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: Principles of Toxicology
Semester Course Offered: Offered fall semester every year.
Duplicate Credit:

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Effects of toxic agents on human health, emphasizing those agents found in the environment by understanding the physical, chemical, and biological mechanisms which lead to adverse effects in humans and other organisms.
Not open to students with credit in EHSC 4490 or EHSC 6490, PHRM 6910, VPHY 6910, EHSC 6910

BIOS7010: Introductory Biostatistics I

Credit: 3 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: INTRO BIOSTAT I
Semester Course Offered: Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in STAT 6200 or STAT 6210 or STAT 6310

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Introductory statistics with applications to medical and biological problems. Topics to be covered include biostatistical design in health research, data collection and management, and introductory concepts and methods of statistical data analysis.

VPHY8960: Molecular Toxicology

Credit: 3 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: MOLECULAR TOX
Semester Course Offered: Offered spring semester every year.
Duplicate Credit:

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Molecular mechanisms of toxicities.

FISH8350: Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology

Credit: 3 Hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology
Semester Course Offered:
Duplicate Credit:

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An introduction to the toxic effects of contaminants on non- human organisms, types of contaminants impacting ecosystems, fate and transport of contaminants in the environment, effects of contaminants at various levels of biological organization ranging from biochemical reactions in the cell to ecosystem function, and ecological risk assessment.

FANR6750: Experimental Methods in Forestry and Natural Resources Research

Credit: 3 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: EXP METH FOR AND NR
Semester Course Offered: Offered fall semester every year.
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in FORS 6750

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Statistical procedures and computer software to collect, analyze, and interpret forest resources research data.

Toxicology Electives:

BIOS7020: INTRO BIOSTAT II

Credit: 3 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: INTRO BIOSTAT II
Semester Course Offered: Spring
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in STAT 6220 or STAT 6320

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Introduction to a variety of statistical tools with applications in public health and the biological sciences, including survey sampling, multiple regression, experimental design, categorical data analysis, logistic regression, and survival analysis. Motivating examples will be drawn directly from the literature in the health, biological, medical, and behavioral sciences.

FISH(EHSC)6600: Ecotoxicology

Credit: 3 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: ECOTOXICOLOGY
Semester Course Offered: Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in FISH(EHSC)(ECOL)(ENTO)(VPHY)(PHRM) 8350

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An introduction to the effects of contaminants on aquatic organisms and terrestrial wildlife, types of contaminants impacting ecosystems, fate and transport of contaminants in the environment, and the effects of contaminants at various levels of biological organization ranging from biochemical reactions in the cell to the population level.

EHSC7010: Fundamentals of Environmental Health Science

Credit: 3 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: Fundamentals of Environmental Health Science
Semester Course Offered: Fall & Spring
Duplicate Credit:

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EHSC 7010. 3 hours.
Course Title: Fundamentals of Environmental Health Science
Course
Description: Fundamentals of environmental health science, including health problems related to contamination of air, water, food, the workplace, and other environments. Environmental control agencies, policies and regulations, and pollution prevention and control strategies are discussed.

EHSC7150`: Occupational Hygiene and Safety

Credit: 3 hours. 3 hours lecture and 1 h hour(s)
Oasis Title: Occupational Hygiene and Safety
Semester Course Offered: Offered spring semester every even-numbered year
Duplicate Credit:

DESCRIPTION

The science and art of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling the chemical, physical, and biological agents that affect the safety and health of workers. Students will explore industrial toxicology, exposure measurement, behavior of chemical and physical agents in the environment, and the application of guidelines and standards.
Athena Title: Occupation Hygiene and Safety
Nontraditional Format: In general, one-credit-hour modules of integrated lecture + discussion + lab will be offered. These may occur during traditional class meeting times or may be presented in a time- compressed workshop format. The number of credit hours will conform to UGA policies for lecture/discussion/lab contact hours.
Semester Course

EHSC7410: Global Environmental Health: Focus on Developing Countries

Credit: 3 Hours hour(s)
Oasis Title:
Semester Course Offered: Offered spring semester every year.
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Students will investigate and analyze contemporary environmental health issues of countries in the developing world, evaluate effectiveness of current environmental regulations, and develop strategies for effective change through adjustments in policies or regulations, application of remediation strategies, and/or promotion of sustainability measures.

EHSC7650: Water Quality: Protection, Monitoring, and Management for Health

Credit: 3 Hours hour(s)
Oasis Title:
Semester Course Offered: Offered fall semester every even-numbered year
Duplicate Credit:

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Impacts of development on water quality related to protecting human health and the environment. Students will explore and evaluate traditional and contemporary methods of assessing water quality, treatment, and management of water for human, animal, and industrial use, and the regulatory framework for preserving water quality and quantity.

EHSC8010: Advanced Topics in Environmental Health Science I

Credit: 3 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: Advanced Topics in Environmental Health Science I
Semester Course Offered: Fall
Duplicate Credit:

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An advanced course focusing on fundamental paradigms and evolving concepts of environmental health science, including toxicology, environmental and occupational exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, food safety. Topics will be explored through a combination of lecture, case studies, and critical discussions of primary literature.

EHSC8110: Fundamentals of Chemical and Microbial Risk Assessment

Credit: 3 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: FUND RISK ASSESS
Semester Course Offered: Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in EHSC 7510 or EHSC 8510-8510L

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Examination of fundamental elements of risk assessment, chemicals, and microorganism assessments, and assessment use by federal agencies. Risk assessments conducted and used by international groups will be compared and evaluated. Includes a combination of lecture, case studies, critical discussions of primary literature, and a group risk assessment project.

EHSC8210: Cancer Etiology and Prevention

Credit: 3 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: CANCER ETIOL PREV
Semester Course Offered: Every Fall in even numbered years.
Duplicate Credit:

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Cancer is the leading cause of mortality in the world and fully understanding cancer's etiology is essential for public health professionals. This course covers etiological risk factors and preventive strategies of major human cancers, and will explore environmental causes, carcinogenesis, and prevention of human cancers.
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EHSC(EPID)8250: Biomarkers: Public Health, Clinical, and Environmental Toxicology Applications

Credit: 3 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: BIOMARKERS
Semester Course Offered: Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Duplicate Credit:

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Biomarkers in clinical practice, and in public and environmental health. Biomarkers of disease, exposure to chemicals or pathogens, and adverse insults on humans play an important role in Environmental Health Science, Epidemiology, and Toxicology.

EHSC8310: Advanced Topics in Aquatic Microbiology, Health, and the Environment

Credit: 3 hour(s)
Oasis Title: Advanced Topics in Aquatic Microbiology, Health, and the Environ
Semester Course Offered:
Duplicate Credit:

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Special topics related to public health, water quality, and environmental microbiology will be covered by a combination of lecture, student-driven seminars, and critical discussions of primary literature. Topics will vary by semester and may include oceans and human health, methods in environmental microbiology, and wastewater microbiology.

EHSC8400: Occupational and Environmental Diseases

Credit: 3 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: OCC & ENV DISEASES
Semester Course Offered: Offered spring semester every year.
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in EHSC 7400

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Provides an understanding of the current state of occupational and environmental diseases in the United States for occupational health and safety practitioners, toxicologists, and other public health students. A basic understanding of toxicology, human physiology, and anatomy is recommended for the course.

EHSC8450: Genome Technologies

Credit: 1-3 hours. hour(s)
Oasis Title: GEN TECH
Semester Course Offered: Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Duplicate Credit:

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The development and use of new high throughput molecular genetic tools. Provides detailed insight for applications, acquisition of instrumentation, and use of genomic assays. Intended to provide relevant training for students that will establish laboratories and make use of genomic information.

EHSC8460: EMPIRICAL GENOMICS

Credit: 3 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: Empirical Genomics
Semester Course Offered: Fall
Duplicate Credit:

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The background and use of new high throughput genomic tools. Content and credits will vary depending on subjects covered.

EHSC8550: Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology

Credit: 3 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: DEVELOP REPROD TOX
Semester Course Offered: Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Duplicate Credit:

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Topics will include developmental and reproductive processes; how chemical, biological, or physical agents disrupt normal processes; experimental approaches to evaluating suspected teratogens; and mechanisms for how exposure to agents results in reproductive or developmental abnormalities. Class will include a combination of lecture, case studies, and critical discussions of primary literature.

EHSC8630-8630L: Quantitative Ecological Toxicology

Credit: 4 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: QUANT ECOTOXICOLOGY
Semester Course Offered: Offered summer semester every odd-numbered year.
Duplicate Credit:

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Principles and quantitative methods for the analysis of ecotoxicological data.

EHSC8650: Advanced Environmental Chemistry

Credit: 4 Hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: Advanced Environmental Chemistry
Semester Course Offered: Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Duplicate Credit:

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Advanced chemistry of chemical processes in environment, health effects of important environmental chemicals, and latest methods and advanced instrumentation for environmental analysis and research.

FANR6750: Experimental Methods in Forestry and Natural Resources Research

Credit: 3 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: EXP METH FOR AND NR
Semester Course Offered: Offered fall semester every year.
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in FORS 6750

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Statistical procedures and computer software to collect, analyze, and interpret forest resources research data.

FISH(EHSC)4600/6600: Ecotoxicology

Credit: hour(s)
Oasis Title: ECOTOXICOLOGY
Semester Course Offered: Spring
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in FISH(EHSC)(ECOL)(ENTO)(VPHY)(PHRM) 8350

DESCRIPTION

An introduction to the effects of contaminants on aquatic organisms and terrestrial wildlife, types of contaminants impacting ecosystems, fate and transport of contaminants in the environment, and the effects of contaminants at various levels of biological organization ranging from biochemical reactions in the cell to the population level.

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FISH8350: Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology

Credit: 3 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: FUND ECOTOX
Semester Course Offered: Offered: Not offered on a regular basis.
Duplicate Credit:

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An introduction to the toxic effects of contaminants on non- human organisms, types of contaminants impacting ecosystems, fate and transport of contaminants in the environment, effects of contaminants at various levels of biological organization ranging from biochemical reactions in the cell to ecosystem function, and ecological risk assessment.
Not open to students with credit in FISH(EHSC)(ECOL)(ENTO)(VPHY)(PHRM) 8350 or ENTO(EHSC) 4060/6060

PHRM8270: Contemporary Concepts in Pharmacokinetics

Credit: 3 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: CONT PHARMACOKINET
Semester Course Offered: Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Duplicate Credit:

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Techniques of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modeling and data treatment.

PHRM(VPHY)8940: Organ Systems Toxicology

Credit: 4 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: ORGAN SYSTEMS TOX
Semester Course Offered: Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Duplicate Credit:

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Mechanisms of injury of biological systems produced by chemical exposure. Adverse effects of chemicals on major bodily organs and organ systems, including the blood, respiratory system, nervous system, kidneys, cardiovascular system, liver, immune system, reproductive system, skin, and eyes.

STAT8200: Experimental Designs

Credit: 3 hour(s)
Oasis Title: Design of Experiments for Research Workers
Semester Course Offered: Fall
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in STAT 6430

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Methods for constructing and analyzing designed experiments are considered. Concepts of experimental unit, randomization, blocking, replication, and orthogonal contrasts are introduced. Designs include completely randomized design, randomized complete block design, Latin squares design, split-plot design, repeated measures design, and factorial and fractional factorial designs.

VBDI8200: Immunotoxicology

Credit: 2 hour(s)
Oasis Title: Immunotoxicology
Semester Course Offered: Spring
Duplicate Credit:

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The effects of environmental, occupational, and therapeutic agents on the immune system. Discussions will include theory, principles, and methodology in immunotoxicity, immune mechanisms, and tumorigenesis. Elements in regulatory immunotoxicology including GLP will also be discussed.

VPAT8020: Cellular Pathology

Credit: 4 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: CELL PATH
Semester Course Offered: Not offered on a regular basis.
Duplicate Credit:

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The response of the body to disease. Fine structural and molecular changes; includes mechanisms of cellular injury, carcinogenesis, and mechanisms of neoplasia and the inflammatory process.

VPHY7111: PRINC PHYSIOL I

Credit: 4 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: PRINC PHYSIOL I
Semester Course Offered: Offered fall semester every year.
Duplicate Credit:

VPHY7112: PRINC PHYSIOL II

Credit: 3 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: PRINC PHYSIOL II
Semester Course Offered: Offered spring semester every year.
Duplicate Credit:

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VPHY 5112/7112.
Principles of Physiology II

VPHY8010: Mammalian Cell Physiology

Credit: 3 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: MAM CELL PHYSIOLOGY
Semester Course Offered: Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
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The physiology of the mammalian cell.

VPHY8400: Neurophysiology

Credit: 3 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: Neurophysiology
Semester Course Offered: Offered spring semester every year.
Duplicate Credit:

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The nervous system stressing cellular physiology of the nervous system and how changes in cellular physiology impact behavior.

VPHY8960: Molecular Toxicology

Credit: 3 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: MOLECULAR TOX
Semester Course Offered: Offered spring semester every year.
Duplicate Credit:

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Molecular mechanisms of toxicities.

General Electives:

These elective courses should be chosen in conjunction with the faculty mentor and approved by the Advisory Committee of the student.

Research/Writing: 6 hours

Varies by department.7000: Thesis Research

Credit: 3 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: MASTER 'S RESEARCH
Semester Course Offered: Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Duplicate Credit:

DESCRIPTION

Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.

Varies by department.7300: Master's Thesis

Credit: 3 hours hour(s)
Oasis Title: MASTER'S THESIS
Semester Course Offered: Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Duplicate Credit:

DESCRIPTION

Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.

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Physiology & Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine
2207a College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens

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Toxicology Program, Graduate School
341 Pharmacy South, Athens