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Introduction to Clinical Toxicology

PHA 6556 Introduction to Clinical Toxicology

Credits: 3
Tuition: $1,725


This 3-credit course, which is based on written modules, is structured to comprehensively provide the student with the fundamental concepts of clinical toxicology. Specifically, basic methods and procedures commonly employed in Clinical Toxicology are introduced and explained as well as the concept of Clinical Toxicology as an interdisciplinary science within the field of healthcare. We aim to supplement this information with frequent case studies, detailed module objectives and critical thinking exercises using online journal articles and assignments for each module.


Module Topic
Module 1 Introduction and history of clinical toxicology
Module 2 Toxidrome
Module 3 Management of the poisoned or overdosed patient
Module 4 Laboratory principles
Module 5 Pharmacokinetics and Toxicokinetics overview
Module 6 Administration, liberation, and absorption of toxicants
Module 7 Prevention of absorption from the gastrointestinal tract
Module 8 A Distribution and metabolism
Module 9 Elimination of toxicants
Module 10 Enhancement of elimination of toxicants
Module 11 Introduction to Occupational Toxicology

Required Materials

  • Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies
    Author: Lewis Goldfrank, Neal Flomenbaum, Neal Lewin, Mary Ann Howland, Robert Hoffman, Lewis Nelson
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 8th edition (3/28/2006)
    ISBN: 0071437630

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