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Introduction to Clinical Toxicology - CRIT5017

Year - 2020

Clinical toxicology is concerned with the risk assessment and management of drugs, chemicals and venoms in humans. This unit introduces students to common poisonings and envenomations in Australia and provides a framework for the initial resuscitation and risk assessment of the affected patient. Principles of supportive care, decontamination, enhanced elimination and specific antidotes will also be explored.

Classes
online lectures

Assessment
online quizzes (10%); generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); case-based discussion boards (10%); short answer questions (30%); final exam (40%)

Textbooks
Therapeutic Guidelines: Toxicology; Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies Robert S. Hoffman, Mary Ann Howland, Neal A. Lewin, Lewis S. Nelson, Lewis R. Goldfrank; wikitox.org

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Critical Care
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Khanh Nguyen, Professor Nicholas Buckley, Professor Andrew Dawson
HECS Band: 3
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