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Contents of Toxicology Seminars For the Fifth Year Medical Students


Faculty of Medicine,

Forensic Medicine and Toxicology Division,

Department of Microbiology, Pathology and Forensic Medicine,

The University of Jordan

Contents of Toxicology Seminars

For the Fifth Year Medical Students


Details of the Toxicology topics that should be considered during preparing the seminars


Principles of toxicology


1. Understand the definitions related to the scope

 and application of toxicology

2. Comprehend principles of dose response relationship and toxins kinetics

3. List the factors affecting dose response

4. Know types of toxic responses and List unusual toxic response and their examples

5. Differentiate types of chemical interactions


Approach to management of patient with suspected acute poisoning

1.  Apply supportive medicine

2.  Recognize patients with suspected poisoning

3. Apply method for patient stabilization

4. Evaluate patients with suspected poisoning

5. Apply procedures to decontaminate the poison

6. Apply procedures to enhance illumination of  the poison

6. Knows when and how to apply antidotes

7. Apply procedure to continuous support for the patient


Alcohol poisoning (ethanol, Methanol, Ethylene glycols)

1. Know briefly the sources, absorption, metabolism and elimination of alcohols.

2. Know the measurement of ethanol consumption in units.

3. Know the toxic effects of these alcohols and their mechanism of action.

4. Know the local and some foreign laws concerning drinking & driving.

5. Interpret clinical findings in relation to alcohols levels.

6. Understand alcohols related causes of death.


Toxic gases and volatiles  (Carbon monoxide, cyanide and sulfides)

1.Konw the physical characteristics of these gases

2. Recognize the sources and circumstances of poisoning

3. Explain the mechanism of toxicity

4. Explain their toxicokinetics

5. Recognize acute poisoning and list their clinical manifestation

6.Conduct the proper investigations

7. Manage poisoned patients


 Substance of Abuse

1. Know the terms related to substance of abuse.

2. Know the local Laws and regulations related to psychoactive substances and drugs of abuse.

3. List examples of abusable substances to include common CNS depressants, Stimulants and Hallucinogen agents 

4. List examples for each category

5. Recognize method of abuse, manifestation of abuse and toxicity of them, mechanism of action and investigations

6. Outline management approach for acute poisoning and physical dependence


Pesticides (Organophosphates, carbamates)

1.Type on common pesticides

2.Mechanism of toxicity of insecticides


3.Recognize acute poisoning and their clinical manifestation

4.Management of acute poisoning


Common drug poisoning (acetaminophen and designer drugs)

1.Sources of exposure

2. Mechanism of toxicity

3.Absorption, metabolism and excretion

4.Acute poisoning and clinical manifestation of poisoning

5. Recognize manifestations of designer drugs abuse

6.Treatment of poisoning


Doping in sport

1.Prohibited list

2.Prohibited method and types of  doping

3.Role of physician


Miscellaneous  poisons







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