Introduces students to the basic principles of toxicology. Toxicology is defined as the study of adverse effects of natural compounds or manmade chemicals on living organisms. Specific areas covered will include: the history of toxicology, general principles, chemical carcinogenesis, specific organ toxicology and ways to determine the risk to humans associated with toxic compounds. Uses innovative approaches to teach toxicology by utilizing real life examples and historical information of mass poisonings from natural or environmental disasters. Introduces the student to general principles and practices of toxicology.