Course Code: EST 312

Course Title : Ecotoxicology

Weekly Class and Application Hours:3-0


Ecotoxicology studies the effects of pollutants on ecosystems and focuses on different levels of ecologicalorganization. Covered topics in this course includes: Ecological risk assessment procedures and techniques, development of ecological modelsthat provide ecological impacts on the environment, concepts and practices of water toxicology, including physiological responses to toxicsubstances.



Ecotoxicity testing (algae, invertebrate and fish) and developmental testing at population level.

Description and prediction of ecological change resulting from various human activities resulting from the release of xenobiotics and othersubstances in the environment.

Textbook and Supplementary Books::

  1. A Textbook of Modern Toxicology, 4th Edition By: Ernest Hodgson

Course Assessment:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

Attendance 95%compulsory