Undergraduate Education

Poisoning accounts for around 10% of all acute medical admissions to hospital in the UK. Despite this, clinical toxicology is often considered a postgraduate educational subject. Here at Edinburgh Clinical Toxicology, all of our consultant toxicologists are actively involved in the teaching and training of undergraduate medical students at The University of Edinburgh.

We deliver lectures and tutorials in clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, adverse drug reactions, and clinical toxicology to the Edinburgh MBChB medical students.  Final year MBChB students undertake an eight-week attachment with us in the acute medical and clinical toxicology unit where they can experience clinical toxicology first hand and learn about the presentation, diagnosis, and management of poisoned patients.

We also offer a range of research opportunities to undergraduate medical students including Student Selected Component (SSC) module. Many projects have gone on to be presented at national and international conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals. 


If you are an undergraduate medical student and wish to visit our unit and learn more about clinical toxicology then please contact Dr Euan Sandilands