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The dose makes the poison and Toxicology is part of the solution” – so goes the adage and true to its essence, this short course in Toxicology offers rhetoric of a solution to all that you might have wanted to know about toxic substances and their impact on human lives.

Course Code 1_342
Category Undergraduate
Duration 17 hours 06 mins
Language English

Sample Lecture


About the Course

Hardly a day goes by without reading blaring headlines in newspapers that talk about chemicals that suffuse our surroundings and may potentially harm our health – how much does it take to cause harm to our health, what are the ill-effects of a particular chemical, are some of the things, amongst many other, that are dealt with in this course on Toxicology.
Toxic substances play a major role in homicides, suicides and accidental injuries and deaths. There are a multitude of substances which can be toxic to human beings, and their classification, the mechanism by which they cause harm and their telltale signs on the human body are all dealt herein.

Target Audience

Medical students – Allopathy, Dental.

Alternative Medicine students – Homeopathy, Ayurveda.

Para/Allied medical students – Nursing, Physiotherapy, BSc Forensic Science.

Post graduate students – Family medicine, MD/MSc/PhD Forensic Medicine.

Course Delivery Format

This course is delivered entirely online. It consists of a series of comprehensive lectures by a professor in the subject, appropriately annotated with slides, animations and wherever necessary, interactive content. The delivery offers tremendous flexibility. You may pause a teacher while you refer to your textbooks (not includes) and to take notes. You may also rewind a segment to listen to the teacher again or you may skip a slide or two if you already know that bit. You may bookmark a segment that you wish to return to later, maybe to refresh just before your exams.  While the lessons in this course may be arranged in a particular order based on our curriculum, you have the flexibility to take them in order of your preference based on your personalized learning needs.


While this course is to help you learn the subject from an online faculty, it may help you in several ways even if you are already enrolled in some medical, dental or paramedical school. Many of our students felt that the format in which this course is delivered has helped them to cope up against the fast paced lectures in actual class – it’s like having a TV remote in class to self-pace your teacher. Animations help understand concepts better by making concepts easy to understand… and difficult to forget.

S.No Topics Duration
1 General Toxicology 1:45:42
2 Pesticides 0:45:43
3 Caustics 0:51:21
4 Metallic Irritants 0:39:30
5 Inorganic Irritants 0:34:55
6 Organic Irritant Poisons 0:48:56
7 CNS Stimulants and Depressants 0:44:37
8 Psychotropics 0:41:04
9 Deliriants 0:38:55
10 Drug Dependence 1:35:59
11 Spinal Poisons 0:31:13
12 Cardiovascular Poisons 0:31:58
13 Asphyxiants 0:49:14
14 Inebriants 1:21:41
15 Somniferous Poisons 0:43:53
16 Snake Bite 1:53:13

Dr. V. V. Pillay
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences

Dr. N. Jagadeesh
Associate Professor
Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences

start inverted Initially I felt strange to this type of format...but when i got used to it... it just feels amazing to carry my own class room in my bag and to learn whenever I want to.  end inverted


Kamini Mishra

Andhra Govt Medical College

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