Clinical Toxicology

PHA 6557-Clinical Toxicology 1

This course provides students with knowledge about the toxic effects of a number of important therapeutic drug classes as well as additional insight into a number of organ systems that have not been covered in General Toxicology. Specifically, the course will cover the cardiovascular principles and which important drug classes are commonly involved with toxic side effects that might present to healthcare professionals. A number of medications used for the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders is also commonly associated with a wide range of toxic effects that require immediate attention in a clinical setting. Also, inherently linked to toxicity is the use of antibiotics and chemotherapeutics which display a number of specific toxic effects.
Credits: 3


Module Topic
Module 1 Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Principles
Module 2 Antidotal therapy
Module 3 Cardiovascular Principles
Module 4 Calcium Channel Blockers, β-Adrenergic Antagonists, Cardioactive Steroids, Methylxanthines and Selective β2-Adrenergic Agonists
Module 5 Neurologic and Psychiatric Principles
Module 6 Antipsychotics, Lithium, Cyclic Antidepressants
Module 7 Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors, Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Atypical Antidepressants
Module 8 Sedative-Hypnotics
Module 9 Narcotic analgetics, NSAIDs
Module 10 Otolaryngologic and ophthalmic Principles
Module 11 Anesthetics
Module 12 Antibiotics, chemotherapeutics

Terms offered

Summer and Fall


$575/credit hour plus student fees

Questions regarding course content?

Contact the course instructor, Oliver Grundmann, Clinical Assistant Professor.

Questions about the application and registration process?


Required Materials

Casarett & Doull’s Toxicology: The Basic Science of Poisons
Author: Curtis D. Klaassen
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 7th edition (11/20/2007) 
ISBN-10: 0071470514
ISBN-13: 978-0071470513

Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics
Author: Laurence L. Brunton, Bruce A. Chabner, Bjorn Christian Knollmann
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 12th edition (2010) 
ISBN: 978-0071624428

Library Access

Distance Education and UF Online Students enjoy the same library privileges as on-campus students.