ToxTutor is a self-paced tutorial covering key principles of toxicology for users of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) chemical and toxicology databases. While a knowledge of anatomy and physiology is not required for viewing ToxTutor, the Introduction to the Human Body from the National Cancer Institute provides a good introduction to the topic.
If you need a certificate of tutorial completion, please register and complete the tutorial through our free learning management system.
ToxTutor is divided into the following sections:
Each section of ToxTutor contains one or more related content pages. Next and Back buttons are provided to allow you to navigate through these pages. For more information, see the "Getting Around" section below.
The basic principles of toxicology described in ToxTutor are similar to those taught in university programs and are well described in toxicology literature. A list of the textbooks used as the primary resources for the tutorials is found in the Bibliography.
It will take approximately three hours to complete this self-paced tutorial.
There are a variety of ways you can navigate ToxTutor. You can:
At the top of each page in ToxTutor are links indicating where the current page falls within the overall ToxTutor program. You can click these links to return to this homepage or to the section that contains the page.
Throughout the course, you will encounter links. Any link with an External Link icon () points to a resource outside of ToxTutor, which will typically open in a new tab or window. All other links are to other areas within ToxTutor. In many cases, a link will open a small pop-up box within the page to provide more information.
In addition, clicking on an image will open a larger view of it in a pop-up box within the page.
If you need help using ToxTutor or have questions or comments about any of the content presented here, please select the About ToxTutor/Getting Help option from the upper-right menu.