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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’s College of Pharmacy. The certificate — composed of five, 3-credit courses — 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. 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 EMTs

    Upon 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.

    Advanced Career Opportunities

    You can make yourself a more in-demand asset in the workplace while expanding your knowledge base with a graduate certificate in clinical toxicology. Potential career advancement opportunities include medical scientist, biochemist, biophysicist, epidemiologist and statistician.

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, each of these occupations enjoys a higher median salary and occupational growth rate when compared to the average of U.S. professions overall.

    Career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields are rapidly growing and changing. By completing an online clinical toxicology graduate program from the University of Florida, you can diversify your career options and make yourself a more versatile and in-demand asset in the workforce.

    Potential careers for individuals with a graduate certificate or degree in clinical toxicology include medical scientist, biochemist, biophysicist, epidemiologist and statistician. Like many careers in the STEM fields, each of these occupations enjoys a higher median salary and occupational growth rate when compared to the average of U.S. professions overall.

    UF Benefits

    • Stellar Reputation:
      U.S. News & World Report recently ranked UF highly in a number of categories.
    • Convenience and Efficiency:
      You can complete the online master’s degree program in as little as two years or the online graduate certificate in as little as one year with no required campus visits. Our online courses feature asynchronous elements which allow you to complete your coursework at your own pace.
    • Collaborative Environment:
      Our faculty fosters and encourages partnerships with other UF departments and with scientists around the world.

    Transferring Credits

    Graduate certificate students can transfer up to 15 credits earned in the certificate program to the master’s degree later, if they are admitted and earned a grade of “B” or higher in the course(s). Enrollment as a graduate certificate student doesn’t guarantee acceptance into the master’s degree program and students will need to meet the admission requirements.

    Graduation Requirements

    In order to earn this certificate, students must complete all required courses with a grade of C or higher and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must apply to graduate in their final term.

    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

    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.

    Course Syllabus Catalog

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

    Library Access:

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

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