Our clinical toxicology graduate program is offered entirely online with asynchronous elements. You can earn your degree from anywhere, at your own pace.

Clinical Toxicology Online

Learn from experts in clinical toxicology

University of Florida’s online clinical toxicology program caters to working professionals, including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, first responders, poison control center professionals and other health care professions. The program focuses on the mechanism of action of toxicants, drugs of abuse, drug analysis and biotransformation, as well as, the clinical diagnosis and treatment of poisoned or overdosed patients.

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What Is Clinical Toxicology?

Clinical toxicology involves the research, prevention and treatment of diseases caused by chemicals, drugs and toxins. Special attention is paid to levels of chemical exposure and to the effects that exposure can have on people and the environment. Clinical toxicology is especially useful when dealing with people who are poisoned or who have overdosed, so it is beneficial for medical professionals and first responders. Clinical toxicology can be broken down into two parts: clinical chemistry and toxicology.

Chemical compounds are all around us, from drugs to pollutants, and depending on the compound and the amount or dosage, they have different effects. Clinical chemistry involves analyzing the composition of bodily fluids, looking at molecular diagnostics and interpreting test results. It involves medical testing and using chemical processes to evaluate patient health. Clinical chemistry is used in inpatient and outpatient medical settings, and it is important when dealing with poisoned or overdosed patients.

Toxicology is a scientific discipline that studies the harmful effects of chemicals on organisms—usually the human body. Part of toxicology is determining the potential harmful risks of exposure to substances called risk assessment. Toxicologists may assess chemicals or situations that pose a health risk to people and assist in setting regulations to protect public health.

Clinical toxicologists may develop new methods of determining the harmful effects of chemicals and drugs, as well as what dosage causes these effects. Clinical toxicologists also work on studies of specific chemicals and how they can be used safely. However, one does not need to become a clinical toxicologist in order for clinical toxicology studies to be relevant. Physicians, nurses and physician assistants often study clinical toxicology to gain a better understanding of poisoned or overdosed patients. First responders and poison control center professionals may also study clinical toxicology to better prepare them for their careers.

Clinical Toxicology Online

Our program focuses on the mechanism of action of toxicants, drugs of abuse, drug analysis and biotransformation, as well as the clinical diagnosis and treatment of poisoned or overdosed patients. Our program has no GRE requirement, and courses are conveniently offered online and are tailored for working professionals.

Clinical Toxicology online is ideal for medical professionals including nurses, pharmacists, first responders and poison control specialists. With our clinical toxicology graduate programs are offered entirely online with asynchronous elements, they can be completed anywhere, at your own pace. Students are accepted year-round, so you can start your desired program at your convenience.

Honors and Awards

Dr. Ian Tebbett, Ph.D., was awarded the prestigious Irving Award from ADEC in 2011, as well as the 2010 Outstanding Leadership Award, which was issued by the U.S. Distance Learning Association (USDLA)

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Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 pharmacy college in Florida and No. 4 nationally, the University of Florida College of Pharmacy has been developing future leaders in pharmacy practice and science for nearly a century. At campuses in Gainesville, Jacksonville and Orlando, award-winning faculty aim to improve the health of Floridians and people across the world through pharmacy education, high-impact research and clinical innovation.

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