The clinical toxicology section of the course aims at producing a graduate, who is capable of applying his/her knowledge in the clinical toxicology field, using his/her problem solving skills, as well as, communication skills in a competent manner, within the ethical and medico-legal frame of the working environment, to patients presenting with acute or chronic intoxications.
The forensic medicine section of the course aims at familiarizing students with the close inter-relationship between certain medical disorders occurring in the living and the medico-legal aspects directly related to them; as well as educating students to appropriately diagnose different types of injuries and address forensically-based questions prior to institution of treatment. In addition the aim is to enable students to properly diagnose death, and be aware of the criteria of brain death, determination of causes, manner and mode of death and certification of death.
The medical ethics and jurisprudence section of the course aims at introducing the rules which guide members of the medical profession in their dealings with one another, with their patients and with the wider community; as well as familiarizing students with the medico-legal problems encountered during practice and the laws which control them.
-Clinical forensic medicine.
Medical ethics and jurisprudence:
-The four principles of medical ethics.
-Breaking bad news.
-Connecting medical ethics to human rights
-Basics of general toxicology.
-Over the counter drugs.
The minimal acceptable attendance is 75%. Students need to attend at least 60% in order to set for the final examination.
Formative & Summative exams
(Written- Oral- Practical- Research- Case study)
(Selective & Supply type questions- Problem-solving)
A total of 200 marks distributed as follows:
30% Year Activity
40% Written Final Exam
30% Practical & Oral Final Exam
- Department books available for students, at the faculty
- Practical books
- Overhead projections, slides and computer presentations used during teaching.
Goldfrank Toxicology Emergency