An Undergraduate Toxicology Seminar Focusing on Ethical Reasoning and Communication Skill Development Zamule, Stephanie 2020-05-24T15:06:32Z 2020-05-24T15:06:32Z 2020-05-24
dc.description.abstract The development of an undergraduate major in toxicology at Nazareth College provided the opportunity to develop a one-credit Principles of Toxicology Seminar designed to address ethical reasoning skills and communication (both oral and written), areas which can be challenging to address in traditional courses and which have been noted to be areas of deficiency in toxicology graduates. The seminar is a co-requisite to Principles of Toxicology, the introductory course in the major, and is built around the study of 5-7 environmental issues selected by the students. The issues are introduced through readings, documentaries, and student small group oral “environmental issue presentations.” Students then write “policy papers” through which they survey the primary literature to determine the health effects of the chemical(s) implicated in the issue and make a determination of whether they believe the data support the current exposure limits set by regulatory agencies. Student evaluations of the seminar using the IDEA metric indicate substantial progress on objectives related to critical thinking and oral and written communication skill development, among others, as well as overall very positive views on the seminar itself and the field of toxicology. Thus, this seminar may serve as a pedagogical model of a course that engages students with real-world environmental issues of interest to them, while facilitating the development of the ethical reasoning and communication skills that can be challenging to address in the traditional curriculum. en_US
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dc.subject Toxicology en_US
dc.subject Undergraduate en_US
dc.subject Seminar en_US
dc.subject Ethical reasoning en_US
dc.subject Critical thinking en_US
dc.subject Oral communication en_US
dc.subject Written communication en_US
dc.subject Environmental issues en_US
dc.title An Undergraduate Toxicology Seminar Focusing on Ethical Reasoning and Communication Skill Development en_US
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