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EPID6610

Clinical Toxicology: Core Principles

10 Units

Teaches the core principles of pharmacology as they relate to toxicology.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
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Objectives

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.

Content

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.

Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
External Mode
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments -
  • Other: (please specify) - Blackboard discussion
Contact Hours
  • Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for EPID6610

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