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Occupational Toxicology

  • PHA 6935 Occupational Toxicology


    Occupational toxicology is a specialty field of clinical toxicology that investigates and applies the principles of toxicology to potential exposures to chemical and biological toxicants in the workplace. The effects of such exposures can have both acute and chronic long-term implications on the health of the individual.

    This course focuses on the growing field of occupational toxicology, the specific toxicants encountered in various work environments, and how both acute and chronic exposure can impact health. Symptom presentation, differential diagnosis, and treatment are being discussed as well as preventive measures that can be implemented to reduce or prevent such exposures.


    Please review our recommended course order.

    Interview with Dr. Michael Greenberg


    Module Topic
    Module 1 Introduction to Occupational Toxicology
    Module 2 Occupational Toxicologic Disasters
    Module 3 Exposure Control Measures
    Module 4 Occupational Inhalational Exposures
    Module 5 Occupational Dermal Exposures
    Module 6 Carcinogens and Carcinogenesis
    Module 7 Workplace Drug & Alcohol Testing
    Module 8 Causation Analysis
    Module 9 Risk Assessment and Communication
    Module 10 Occupation-specific hazards; Firefighters
    Module 11 Occupation-specific hazards; Healthcare workers
    Module 12 Occupation-specific hazards; Agriculture

    Required Materials:

    Casarett & Doull’s Toxicology: The Basic Science of Poisons
    Author: Curtis D. Klaassen
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 9th edition (11/19/2018)
    ISBN-10: 1259863743
    ISBN-13: 978-1259863745
    This book is available through the UF online library.

    Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies
    Author: Robert S. Hoffman, Mary Ann Howland, Neal A. Lewin, Lewis S. Nelson, Lewis R. Goldfrank
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 10th edition (12/23/2014)
    ISBN-10: 0071801847
    ISBN-13: 978-0071801843
    This book is available through the UF online library.


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