Clinical Toxicology: Industrial and Chemical

10 Units

Teaches the practical clinical assessment and management of poisoning from common or important chemical agents. This includes an understanding of the underlying mechanisms of toxicity and the psychological, social and economic associations with 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

Learning Outcomes

On completion, students will: (a) Understand the mechanism and principles of toxicity from common and important chemical exposures; (b) Understand the principles of risk assessment for acute and chronic exposures; and (c) Understand the treatment options for specific poisonings.


Teaching will be based around clinical problems supported by monographs and key literature. It will specifically deal with poisoning from Agrochemicals (Carbamates, Glyphosate, Organochlorines, Organophosphates, Paraquat), Heavy Metals (Arsenic, Lead, Mercury), Environmental Exposures (Cyanide, Carbon Monoxide, Hydrogen Fluoride), Toxic Alcohols (Ethylene Glycol, Methanol).

Replacing Course(s) Not Applicable
Transition Not Applicable
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - 50% Blackboard participation, 50% Marked Assignment
Contact Hours
  • Email Discussion Group: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2017 Course Timetables for EPID6630
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