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Drug Allergy

When you'll study it
Term 2
CATS points
10
ECTS points
5
Level
Level 7
Module lead
Michael Ardern-Jones

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. You will also explore teaching topics through interactive clinical cases and take part in practicals to learn intradermal testing. This module comprehensively covers both paediatric and adult disease.

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