Clinical Toxicology: Industrial and Chemical

Course code EPID6630Units 10Level 6000Faculty 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 2014

Previously offered in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
ObjectivesOn 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.
ContentTeaching 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
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments50% Blackboard participation, 50% Marked Assignment
Contact HoursEmail Discussion Group: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term