Clinical Toxicology of Pharmaceuticals
Teaches the practical clinical assessment and management of poisoning from common or important pharmaceutical agents. This includes an understanding of the underlying mechanisms of toxicity and the psycho-social precipitants for self poisoning.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Medicine and Public Health|
To give students a clear understanding of common and toxicologically important pharmaceutical poisonings. In doing so, the course will cover a number of treatment modalities that are common to many poisonings. To incorporate innovative interactive and electronic based teaching materials based around clinical problems.
Topics covered include approach to poisoning, poisoning from ACE Inhibitors, Amiodarone, Antiarrhythmics (Type 1c), Anticholinergics, Anticonvulsants (carbamazepine, phenytoin, valproate), Antihistamines (sedating, non-sedating), Antimalarials (chloroquine), Antipsychotics (traditional and atypical), Benzodiazepines, Beta blockers, Biguanides, Bupropion, Calcium channel blockers, Cardiac glycosides, Clonidine, Colchicine, Coumarin anticoagulants, Ergot alkaloids, Insulins, Iron, Lithium, Methylxanthines (theophylline), Monoamineoxidase inhibitors, NSAIDs, Opioids, Oral hypoglycaemics, Paracetamol (acetaminophen), Quinine and related drugs, Salicylates, SSRIs, Sulphonylureas, Tricyclic antidepressants, Venlafaxine and other atypical antipsychotics.
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
|Compulsory Components||None listed|
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for EPID6620|