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Kod przedmiotu: R.3s.ECO.SM.ROSAY Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: Ecotoxicology
Jednostka: Katedra Chemii Rolnej i Środowiskowej
Punkty ECTS i inne: 4.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski
Skrócony opis:


Profile: akademic level/ Form and level: S

status: directional / optional

Prerequisites: None

The aims of subject are: definition and classification of toxins. Factors conditioning toxicity. Fate of toxins in organisms, ecosystems and their mechanisms. Toxicity and methods of detoxication.

Pełny opis:


1. Ecotoxicology as an interdisciplinary science. The basic terms of ecotoxicology: xenobiotic, harmful chemical, pollutant, poison, toxicology, bioassays, biomarkers and biosensors.

2. Fate of toxic substances in the ecosystem (toxic substances and their division, toxic substances routes, bioaccumulation and biomagnifications coefficients).

3. The effect of physicochemical factors in the environment on the interactions between toxic substances (synergism, addictiveness, compensation).

4. Fate of toxic substances in living organism. Methods of detoxication.

5. Health and Ecological Risk Assessment


1. Dose-response relationships. Quantitative indices of toxic effects assessment. Computing of LD50 on the basis of experimental data

2. Assessment of toxicity of soil and bottom sediment contaminated with heavy metals for plants – Phytotoxkit test

3. Assessment of concentration of heavy metal in soil and plants – calculation of Bioaccumulation Coefficientes

4. Assessment of toxicity of freshwater using the crustacean Daphnia magna

5. Toxicity of natural substance – Assessment of oxalates concentration in selected stimulants (coffee, tea)

6. Toxicity of salt – Assessment of chloride concentration in food (bread).

7. Toxicity of mercury – Assessment of mercury concentration in fish.

Student activity structure:

classes with the academic 45, ECTS ** 1.80

academic level


lectures 15 hours

classess and seminars 35 hours

consultation 0 hours

shares in research 0 hours

obligatory internships and internships 0 hours

participation in the exam and passing 0 hours.

personal workload (without or with academics participation during consultations) (2.2 ECTS **) 55 hours


Basic literature

1. Baran A., Kołton A. 2015. Ecotoxicology. w: Agroecology, Ropek D. (red.), 2014, Publishing House of the University of Agriculture, ISBN 978-83-64758-06-5, 117-130.

2. Walker C.H, Hopkin P., Silby R.M., Peakall D.B. Principles of Ecotoxicology. Taylor&Francis, 2000.

2. Begom G.(red). Ecotoxicology. InTech, 2012.

3. Hoffman D., Barnett A., Ratner G., Allen Burton Jr., John Carns Jr. Handbook of Ecotoxicology. CRC Press LLC

Supplementary literature

1. Williams P.LJames R.C, Roberts SM. Principles of Toxicology. Environmental and Industrial Application. John Wiley & Sons, 2000

Efekty uczenia się:


- Identify toxic substances in the environment and their fate in the environment

- Integrate knowledge from different disciplines in order to understand the toxicity of chemicals


- Calculate the toxicity of substances to animals and humans

- Indicates substances in different parts of the environment and biological materials

- Estimate the health risks associated with exposure to xenobiotics in the environment

social competence:

-Organize the work in a small team in order to perform exercises

Metody i kryteria oceniania:


written exam - open questions

The percentage scale of the evaluation of learning outcomes was defined, defined as follows:

1. Insufficient grade (2.0): it is issued if at least one of the three components (N, A, SC) of the learning outcomes achieved, the student obtains less than 55% of the mandatory effects for a given component.

2. Sufficient assessment (3.0): it is issued if, in the scope of each of the three components (N, A, SC) of the learning outcomes, the student obtains at least 50% of the applicable effects for a given component.

3. Over-satisfactory grade (3.5): it is issued on the basis of the arithmetic mean of the three components (N, A, SC) of the learning outcomes (average 61-70%).

4. A similar way of calculating grades as presented in point 3 were accepted for good grades (4.0 - average 71-80%), over good (4.5 - average 81-90%) and very good (5.0 - average> 90%).


Assessment of the performance of analytical and computational tasks, efficiency and organization of work in a team

Final grade = 0.5 x exam grade (lectures) + 0.5 x final grade (classess)

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2018/2019" (zakończony)

Okres: 2018-10-01 - 2019-02-24
Wybrany podział planu:

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Typ zajęć: Ćwiczenia laboratoryjne, 30 godzin więcej informacji
Wykład, 15 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Agnieszka Baran
Prowadzący grup: Agnieszka Baran
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Egzamin
Ćwiczenia laboratoryjne - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Wykład - Egzamin
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