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Teaches the practical clinical assessment and management of poisoning from common plant and animal toxins. This includes an understanding of the underlying mechanisms of toxin delivery and toxicity.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Medicine and Public Health|
On completion, students will: (a) Understand the principles of risk assessment for assessment for poisonings from plants and animals; (b) Understand the treatment options for specific toxin exposures.
The teaching will be based around clinical problems supported by monographs and key literature. It will specifically deal with Australasian and Asian snake envenoming; Arthropod envenoming, including spiders, scorpions and hymenoptera; Marine envenoming (jellyfish and venomous fish) and marine poisoning (ciguatera, pufferfish and shellfish poisoning). Plant poisoning will include cardiotoxic, neurotoxic and cytotoxic plants, and mushroom poisoning.
|Replacing Course(s)||Not Applicable|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Email Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for EPID6640|