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Cover image for lecture: The Toxicology Detective

Lecture Overview

What causes a substance to become toxic? Why is it that innocuous substances can suddenly pose a threat to health? This session highlights the key principles of toxicology, providing essential foundations for the modern management of “The Poisoned Patient”.


Portrait of Treasure McGuire
Treasure McGuire

Dr Treasure McGuire is a medicines information pharmacist, pharmacologist, educator and researcher. As assistant director of pharmacy, Mater Health Services, she manages their academic practice unit. She is also a senior conjoint lecturer in the School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland and associate professor of pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond University, where she lectures on complementary medicines, reproductive health, medication safety and communicable diseases. In recognition of her services to medicines information, she received the Lilly International Fellowship in Hospital Pharmacy and the Bowl of Hygeia of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. See Educator Profile


15 Total Rating(s)
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Fran cooper
05 Mar 2020

Comprehensive and educational.

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bronwyn ann beecroft
20 Dec 2019


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Warren Peterson
08 Jul 2019

Interesting but at a basic level and slow presentation of information

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jennifer Brown
03 Jul 2019

The lecturer was very knowledgeable about the subject of toxicity and the case studies were interesting.

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Lynda Buchanan
12 Jun 2019

I would have liked to have seen the screen she was working on as it seems to have contained details not mentioned verbally in reference to the lecture.

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Alison Poustie
12 Jun 2019

there was a lot of assumed drug knowledge in this presentation

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Amber Smith
12 Jun 2019


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stephanie squire
06 Jun 2019

Interesting case study.