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Certificate in Clinical Toxicology

  • Certificate in Clinical Toxicology

    The online graduate Certificate in Clinical Toxicology is provided by the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy. The certificate is designed to give health science professionals a background in the medical and toxicological principles of toxicants commonly encountered in poison control centers and emergency departments. Introduction to Clinical Toxicology provides the student with the general principles of signs and symptoms of toxicants, how they enter the body and how the poisoned patient is diagnosed and treated. Epidemiology and Biostatics in Clinical Toxicology introduces general principles of epidemiology and how it relates to biostatistics through case studies. General Toxicology provides the fundamental concepts of toxicology as they relate to specific organ and tissue systems. Toxic Substances will provide in-depth information on physiological, pharmacological and toxic effects of chemical toxins and carcinogens. Clinical Toxicology 1 covers common prescription drug classes and their toxic effects on the body as well as treatment approaches.

    The certificate is aimed at professionals working in Poison control centers, hospitals, and emergency departments. This includes but is not limited to:

    • Pharmacists
    • Nurses
    • Physicians
    • Physicians Assistants
    • Emergency Medical Assistants
    • First responders including EMT's

    On completion of the 15-credit certificate program students will receive a University of Florida Certificate in Clinical Toxicology. This certificate program is open to appropriately qualified local, national, and international students.

    For more information about the Faculty for this program click here.

    Course # Course Title Credits Spring Summer Fall
    PHA 6557 Clinical Toxicology 1 3 X X
    PHA 6935 Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Clinical Toxicology 3 X X
    VME 6602 General Toxicology 3
    X   X
    PHA 6556 Introduction to Clinical Toxicology 3 X X X
    VME 6605 Toxic Substances 3 X X

    Course Syllabus Catalog

    The general course policies and the most recent course syllabus catalog are available as a PDF for download here.

    Recommended Course Order:

    The following is a recommended course order for Clinical Toxicology:

    • Introduction to Clinical Toxicology and Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Clinical Toxicology should be taken first.
    • General Toxicology is recommended before Toxic Substances and Clinical Toxicology 1.

    Library Access:

    Students taking UF Distance Education courses will also be granted online access to UF's Health Center Libraries.

    Application Information:

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