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Teaches the core principles of pharmacology as they relate to toxicology.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Medicine and Public Health|
On completion of the course students will: a. Understand the mechanism and principles of decontamination and enhanced elimination and the application in clinical medicine; b. Understand principles underlying the movement and metabolism of drugs in the poisoned patient; c. Understand the mechanism of toxicity underlying common toxciology syndromes; d. Be able to make a risk assessment of toxicity from poisonings with pharmaceuticals; and e. Understand the treatment options for specific poisonings.
The teaching will be based around clinical problems supported by monographs and key literature. It will specifically deal with mechanisms of drug absorption and the relationship to decontamination, drug metabolism and elimination, drug actions and mechanism of toxicity and toxicology syndromes. These principles will be described by examining in detail poisoning with paracetamol, salicylate, antidepressants, antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, lithium, amphetamines and xanthines.
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for EPID6610|