617-2024/01 – Toxicology (TOX)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ChemistryCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Jiří Pavlovský, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Jiří Pavlovský, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
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PAV57 Ing. Jiří Pavlovský, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Course objective is submit complete information about the harmful and toxic effects of substances (organic and inorganic), basic concepts of the toxicity, teratogenity, mutagenity, etc. Subject matter is also focused on the toxicity of fungi, plants, animals, drugs, eventually chemical weapons. Aspects of conversion of toxic substances are explained as in the human’s body with the individual processes. Part of course is also the legal site and toxicology valid norms, regulations, laws and regulations by the EU. Special attention is devoted to issue of ecotoxicology and tests according to OECD.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs
Other activities


The subject introduces students to the harmful with effects of chemicals and chemical products for humans (inorganic and organic compounds), the forms of entry of these substances in the body and more detailed metabolism. The subject also focuses on some areas of biochemistry, organic chemistry and biology in relation to toxicology, including first aid in case of involvement with these substances. Part of this subject is devoted to actions which take place in the human body, detailed procedures for removal of toxic substances, their effect on mutation, degeneration, carcinogenity, reproduction, mutagenity, as well as the influence of toxicity on the brain, liver, heart and other organs, etc., which breaks down toxic substances, including acute toxicity tests. Part of the subject is closely oriented on a more detailed interpretation on field that is devoted to molds and the associated toxic effects, including issues related to toxic mushrooms, drugs, medications and eventually warfare substances, including toxicology of plants. Further the subject introduces students to the applicable laws and associated regulations and regulations from the field of chemicals and chemical products, namely the existing bylaws Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures, amending and repealing Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC, and amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (Text with EEA relevance) and the Law No. 350/2011 Coll., the law on waste, accidents, narcotics and psychotropic substances, etc. Another form are information on the utilization the application of knowledge in chemistry, eventually in other fields, what mean keeping records of chemicals, work and handling with these agents, provided first aid, safety issues, work with chemicals, etc.

Compulsory literature:

MURRAY, L., M. LITTLE, O. PASCU and K. A. HOGGETT. Toxicology Handbook 3rd Edition. Published by Churchill Livingstone Australia, 2015. ISBN 9780729542241. HARBISON, R. D., M. M. BOURGEOIS and G. T. JOHNSON. Hamilton and Hardy's Industrial Toxicology, 6th Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015. ISBN 978-0-470-92973-5.

Recommended literature:

DERELANKO, M. J. and C. S. AULETTA. Handbook of Toxicology, Third Edition. CRC Press, 2014. ISBN 9781439890134.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Credit test and oral exam.


Other requirements

Passing the required number of theoretical and laboratory exercises and passing all the laboratory protocols, including 80% attendance at the exercises.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to toxicology, its structure and content. Poisons and other pollutants. Poisons in the history. Theory of toxicity. Routes of entry of substances into the body. Overview of the effects of poisons in the body. Acute and chronic effects of poisons in the body. General principles of treatment of poisoning. 2. The mechanism of effect of toxic substances, factors influencing the effects of toxic substances. Interaction of toxic substances in the body. Metabolism and disposal of toxins in the body, first aid for acute poisoning, the treatment of chronic poisoning. Preventive protection against exposure to toxic and harmful substances. 3. Biology and Biochemistry in relation to the toxicology of chemicals, the existing legislation relating to toxic and harmful to health substances, hygiene norms. Legislation Law: Corrigendum to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 of the European Parlament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, amending and repealing Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC, and amending Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (OJ L 353, 31.12.2008), Law No. 350/2011 Coll. 4. Degeneration, teratogenity, mutagenity of toxic substances, 5. Law No. 65/2017 Coll. Classification and coding of toxicological properties and hazards of chemical substances and preparations (Law No. 350/2011 Coll.- H, P verdicts, eventually R, S sentences, etc.). 6. Toxicity of selected elements and inorganic compounds. 7. Toxicity of selected elements and inorganic compounds. 8. Toxicity of selected elements and inorganic compounds. 9. Toxicity of selected organic compounds. 10. Toxicity of selected organic compounds. 11. Toxicity of selected organic compounds. Ecotoxicology. 12. Chemical Ecotoxicology, OECD tests, toxicity of the living organisms (animals and plants), toxicity of alkaloids, molds, fungi, drugs, toxic effects from the industrial processing and toxicity of these manufactured products. 13. Toxicity of products - products for home and industrial utilization, eventually chemical weapons.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 45  17
        Examination Examination 55  34 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Completing all laboratory exercises and submitting compliant protocols from all exercises. At least 80% attendance at the exercises is required. Then, 60% of the final test is required.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (B0712A130004) Chemical and environmental engineering KIA P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (B0712A130004) Chemical and environmental engineering KIA P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (B0712A130004) Chemical and environmental engineering KIA P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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Assessment of instruction

2021/2022 Winter
2020/2021 Winter