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Drug Allergy

When you'll study it
Whole Academic Year
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Judith Holloway
Academic year

Module overview

Allergic reactions to drugs are common, complex and often misunderstood. Drug allergy is a specialist area of allergy that requires dedicated training and therefore in this module, you will explore all aspects of drug allergy in depth. The module teaches about the immunological basis for drug allergy and will explore the variety of presentations of different patterns of drug allergy across the spectrum of hypersensitivity mechanisms including IgE mediated drug allergy and non-IgE mediated drug allergy. The sessions will include detail on pathogenesis, diagnosis, investigations and management. Key drugs will be covered, including antibiotics, analgesics and anaesthetic agents and we will go into the challenges and impact of drug allergy de-labelling. You will explore teaching topics through interactive clinical cases and this module comprehensively covers both paediatric and adult disease.

Our online module is delivered using a blend of synchronous live teaching sessions and asynchronous recordings. Attending the live sessions is strongly encouraged as it allows you to engage with our expert teachers and your fellow students and benefit from rich discussions. Our recorded sessions enable you to personalise your experience and learn at your own pace. Engaging with the blend of live sessions and recordings within each teaching week allows you to synthesise your learning as you go to get the most from this module.

The module will take place during the following weeks (exact timetable to be confirmed):

  • Teaching & guided learning: 21/02-14/03/23
  • Self-directed learning: 15/03-05/04/23
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