Snake Bite in Zimbabwe (Part 1)

This course has been designed specifically for the health care professional (HCP) who wants to obtain a basic and yet essential overview knowledge on important issues related to snakebite in Zimbabwe. However even non-health practitioners with interest in snakebite issues in Zimbabwe will still find this course beneficial and helpful.

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Created by Professor Dexter Tagwireyi Last updated Sun, 21-Jun-2020 English
What will i earn?
  • Certificate and five (5) CPD points with The Pharmacists Council of Zimbabwe (PCZ).

Curriculum for this course
10 Lessons 01:20:56 Hours
Lesson 1
2 Lessons 00:21:16 Hours
  • Introducing Snakes, Snakebite and Snake Venom 00:21:16
  • Lesson 1 Quiz 00:00:00
  • Venomous Snakes of Zimbabwe 00:12:03
  • Lesson 2 Quiz 00:00:00
  • Cytotoxic Envenoming: The Vipers, Asps, Spitters 00:20:43
  • Lesson 3 Quiz 00:00:00
  • Neurotoxic Envenoming: The Cobras and Mambas 00:17:15
  • Lesson 4 Quiz 00:00:00
  • Haemorrhagic Envenoming: The Colubrids 00:09:39
  • Lesson 5 Quiz 00:00:00
  • This course is offered through Ampelos International Consultancy, an officially Accredited CPD provider by the Pharmacists Council of Zimbabwe (PCZ), and is designed for Health Care Professionals
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The course covers various aspects of snakebite envenomation in the form of nine separate units which are each followed by a small quiz to test the participants knowledge

The course has come out of over two decades of poisons information experience and expertise and over 15 years of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students.

By the time you finish the course you will be confident enough to talk about snakebite to HCP and to give meaningful information and advice to assist a snakebitten patient.

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A poisons information expert with over 20 years experience in assisting medical and other health care professionals in managing cases of poisoning including snakebite and other forms of animal envenomation. He is a professor of pharmacy and toxicology, and widely sought out, passionate conference speaker.

Professor Dexter Tagwireyi, PhD, is a seasoned and renowned academician/scientist, pharmacist and toxicologist with over two decades of experience working in academia. “Prof Toxins” as he is passionately known is author to over 40 scientific papers in peer referred journals and book chapters in the area of natural products pharmacology and toxicology, animal envenomation and toxinology. He is also recipient of various scientific and professional awards and is an alumni of the prestigious Global Young Academy (GYA), the Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) as well as the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) ambassadorship programme.

Professor Tagwireyi has consulted on a number of projects with international organisations including the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Regionally, he was involved in the establishment of the Network of African Poisons Centres and Applied Toxicologists (NAPCAT). He also has vast experience in setting up and running drug and poisons centres in an African setting. Prof Tagwireyi also has drug regulation experience in evaluating clinical trials (including trial site inspections), bioequivalence studies, veterinary clinical trials and drug dossiers, and currently sits in three expert committees of the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ). He also has experience in pharmacy profession regulation having served in the Education and Liaison Committee of the Pharmacists Council of Zimbabwe for almost a decade and being a current member of the same council. Prof Tagwireyi has experience in planning and conducting quality audits of Higher Education degree programmes at both national and regional level.

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