TM5582 - Tropical Toxinology
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
Every alternate year commencing 2014.
This subject will provide students with the knowledge of how and why marine and land
organisms use venoms (venom ecology) as well as how venoms operate in envenomed prey,
predators or human victims. The subject will describe the relevant first aid and clinical
management practices that should be employed to maximise a victims' survival as well
as outline the current controversies in this area. The subject will explore the public
health approaches that can be implemented to reduce exposure to venoms. Students will
also acquire skills in laboratory procedures used to compare lethality of different
venoms, venom composition and venom collection. At the end of this subject, students
will be able to demonstrate current best practice to reduce envenomation in developed
and developing countries.
There are additional charges for this subject; please contact the School for details.
- Apply advanced integrated knowledge on the ecology of venomous organisms;
- Demonstrate the correct first aid treatments for victims envenomed by organisms in
- Discriminate the differences between venoms used by organisms and mechanisms employed
by organisms in introduce venoms to victims;
- Interpret and present the clinical syndromes associated with envenoming by the different
venomous creatures to professional and non-professional audiences;
- Use expert judgment to formulate a treatment plan for an envenomed patient and critically
analyse the best practice public health responses to reduce the risk of humans to
|It is assumed that students enrolling in this subject will come from a health background.
Students should have a basic understanding of biochemistry and human physiology.
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest