Clinical Toxicology: Industrial and Chemical
|Course code EPID6630||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health|
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.
Not available in 2015
|Objectives||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.
|Content||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|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
Distance Learning : Paper Based
|Teaching Methods||Email Discussion Group|
Problem Based Learning
|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