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Introduction to Toxicology Course

Part of The Global Educational Toxicology Uniting Project (GETUP) 

This course comprises several weekly online modules designed to teach basic concepts in clinical toxicology and poisonings and is aimed at emergency doctors and other health professionals treating poisoned patients. Content has been designed by US and Australian Toxicologists with Emergency and Clinical Pharmacology backgrounds. The course was originally designed for the John Hopkins hospital PEAC program to teach emergency residents and has been in use in multiple US hospitals and trialled in Fiji. Additional modules on agrochemicals have been added from Wikitox (Creative Commons). The first course associated with GETUP successfully enrolled over 200 participants in 30 countries.

It is divided into pre-module multiple choice questions, a case based scenario and post-module multiple choice questions. No pre reading is required. It is designed to evaluate knowledge prior to participating in the module compared to post module.


It is generally expected each module will take up to 1 hour to complete.

It must be clear that this an introductory course and does not qualify one to practice as a clinical toxicologist.

There is no cost to enroll or participate in the course.

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Requirements: Computer and Internet access


Course modules are ongoing.



Associate Professor Anselm Wong 

Clinical Toxicologist and Emergency Physician

Course Convener

Director of The Global Educational Toxicology Uniting Project