Course Title Wildlife Venoms and Human Health
Level: 2
Code 44

Overview of the Course

Poisonous and venomous animals are absolutely fascinating. Venom is made up of a variety of proteins and enzymes all which have different purposes. For example these animals may use venom or poison for simple body protection, defence or for immobilising and digesting prey. Whilst some venoms and poisons are toxic and deadly to humans, there are many others that can be used for human benefit in medicine. Join us on this short part time course to find out more about this specialised topic. No prior knowledge required.

What topics will I study?

The topics covered include:

  • Introduction to the world’s most poisonous and venomous wildlife
  • What is venom?
  • How venom has evolved
  • How venom works
  • The LD50 test for venoms
  • Anti-venom
  • Physiological impact of venoms
  • Human value of venom

Who is this course aimed at?

Anyone with an interest in the subject.


Progression in your chosen area.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements.


10 weeks.


October 2017.
Five months from commencement.


You will attend class once a week on 6pm – 9pm. Full attendance is essential.



Additional Information?

Contact Lisa Clarke via email for more information.

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