Clinical Toxicology of Pharmaceuticals

10 Units

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

Not currently offered

Previously offered in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Learning Outcomes

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.

Assumed Knowledge Nil
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
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EPID6620
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