- To monitor environmental pollution and preserve ecosystems and natural resources; To study the chemical and toxicodynamic behaviour of substances in the environment, risk assessment and deleterious effects; Report on preventing the harmful environmental effects and damage repair.
Before the completion of this course students should be able to:
- To describe the main techniques involved in the use of living organisms on detection and bioremediation of the contaminants and to define bioremediation methodologies, in particular those related to microbiology, through a case study approach. Understand the environmental impact of toxic substances, and their direct and indirect relationship with the human health; Understand the role of contaminants in the environment, their bioaccumulation and their effects; Evaluate the basic toxicological parameters and their laboratorial determination;
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- Glick, BR & Paternak, J.J., Patten, C.L. (2010). Molecular Biotechnology, 4rd Edition, ASM Press.
- Scragg, A. (2005). Environmental Biotechnology. 2nd EditionOxford University Press.
- Klaassen, C.D., Amdur, M.O., Doull, J (2008). Casarett & Doull's Toxicology: The Basic Science of Poisons. 7ª Ed., New York, McGraw- Hill.
- Hodgson, E. (2004) Modern toxicology. 3ª Ed. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey. Cap. 25, 26, 27 e 28.
- Newman, M.C., 2015. Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology- The Science of Pollution. Fourth Edition.
- Walker, C., 2014. Ecotoxicology – Effects of Pollutants on the Natural Environment. CRC Press. Boca Raton.
- Walker, C., Hopkin, S.P., Sibly, R.M. and Peakall, D.B., 2012. Principles of Ecotoxicology, Fourth Edition. Taylor and Francis.