Toxic Substances
VME 6605 Toxic Substances


This is a 3-credit course.


This course will provide in-depth information on physiological, pharmacological and toxic effects of chemical toxins and carcinogens. Each module will contain detailed learning objectives and reading assignments. Students will be graded on their responses to critical thinking exercises linked to the course reading materials, which will require interpretation of research data, clinical data, and toxicological testing methodologies as well as online timed quizzes. Other activities will include online discussions of current news articles and scientific publications that relate to toxicology and biochemistry.


Please review our recommended course order.


Module Topic
Module 1 Principles of Managing the Poisoned Patient
Module 2 Carbon Monoxide
Module 3 Cyanide and Hydrogen Sulfide
Module 4 Acetaminophen
Module 5 Salicylates
Module 6 Opiods
Module 7 Cocaine
Module 8 Amphetamines
Module 9 Ethanol
Module 10 Arsenic
Module 11 Lead
Module 12 Mercury
Module 13 Organophosphate Pesticides
Module 14 Hydrocarbons
Module 15 Envenomation: Snakes and Other Reptiles

Required Materials

Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies, Nelson et. Al.
11th edition (2019)
Publishing: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781259859618

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