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Medical Toxicology (MSc/PgDip/PgCert)

n/a (Full-time) / n/a (Part-time) / 1 year PgCert, 2 year PGDip, 3yr MSc (Distance / E-Learning)

Course Aims

The Department of Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology at Cardiff has a major commitment to teaching postgraduate and undergraduate students. A key aim of our teaching programmes is to encourage critical thinking, as we equip our students not only with practical and factual knowledge, but also provide a basic approach to toxicological problems, encouraging attitudes and abilities which will be of lasting value in the future.

Special Features

 

PgCert in Medical Toxicology

The certificate in Medical Toxicology aims to offer knowledge and expertise in the practical management of toxicological problems.

Course Description

Three study units and each unit consists of five pieces of work. This year of study covers subjects such as: Classification and Epidemiology of Poisoning; Antidotes; Analgesic Poisoning; Antidepressant Poisoning; Animal and Plant Toxins; Psychoactive Drugs; Drugs Affecting the Autonomic System; Household/Industrial Products; Topical, Herbal, Homeopathic and Over-the-counter Medications; Drug and Chemical Abuse.


Assessment is by fortnightly written assessments and final essay for each study unit.

PgDip and PgCErt in Medical Toxicology

The MSc and diploma programmes in Medical Toxicology aim to offer knowledge and expertise in the broad principles underlying medical toxicology, and provides an understanding of the mechanisms by which drugs and other chemicals produce toxic effects and how these can be predicted, treated and, whenever possible, prevented.

Course Description

The one-year PgCert includes three modules and the two-year PgDip includes six modules, each consisting of five pieces of workcovering subjects such as: Classification and Epidemiology of Poisoning; Antidotes; Analgesic Poisoning; Antidepressant Poisoning; Animal and Plant Toxins; Psychoactive Drugs; Drugs Affecting the Autonomic System; Household/Industrial Products; Topical, Herbal, Homeopathic and Over-the-counter Medications; Drug and Chemical Abuse. Drug Safety and Pharmo-vigilance; Mechanisms of Toxicity; Major Toxins; Management and Prevention of Toxicity; Poisonings and Toxicovigilance; Occupational and Environmental Toxicology.


Assessment is by fortnightly written assessments and final essay for each study unit.

MSc in Medical Toxicology

This is the third year of study. This is available to candidates who have done exceptionally well in their Diploma in Toxicology. During this year candidates need to undertake a project under supervision and submit a dissertation of 20000 words. The project can be an audit, a research or a literature review.

Skills Acquired

Candidates completing Cert in Toxicology will have the practical skills to diagnose and manage the patients with common poisons. Candidates completing Diploma in Toxicology will have the practical skills to diagnose and manage the patients with common poisons and also will have knowledge in using the laboratory services and will be able to advice the industry and the environmental agencies in managing and preventing toxicological accidents. MSc candidates will gain knowledge in improving the services available in their work place in delivering toxicological services.

Career Prospects

Candidates will be able to work acute and emergency medicine in managing patients with poisoning. Also will be able to advice other health care professionals in managing poisoned patients this is suitable for people working in poisons information centres.

Entry Requirements

Suitable for clinical pharmacologists in training, specialist registrars in other disciplines, those working in the pharmaceutical industry, those working in the National Poisons Information Services, pharmacists, nurses and other life science graduates.

Futher Information

For more information please visit the Department of Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toixicology website

 

Tuition Fees:

  • UK & EU Part Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below
    £3,500.00
    Fee includes a non-refundable deposit of £1,100.
  • International Part Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below
    £4,100.00
    Fee includes a non-refundable deposit of £1,100.

Next intake: October each year

School Contact

Name: Emma Scott OR Lynda Sullivan  

Telephone: +44 (0) 29 2074 2659 or +44 (0) 29 2074 6698 

Fax:  

Email: ScottE@cardiff.ac.uk, SullivanL4@cardiff.ac.uk  

School Website: http://medicine.cf.ac.uk/graduate-studies/a-z-programmes/pharmacology-therapeutics-and-toxicology-pgt/

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