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Distance Learning Chelation Therapy Classes and Courses

Distance learning courses in chelation therapy are offered as continuing medical education as well as part of programs in chemistry, toxicology and public health. Topics center on heavy metal poisoning and treatment options.

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Online Chelation Therapy Classes and Courses

Below are some of the online courses available related to chelation therapy and toxicology.

  • Applied Public Health Toxicology Course: Students consider issues related to toxic exposure throughout the human lifespan with a focus on heavy metal exposure. Topics include a discussion of heavy metal toxicity as a public health issue and an overview of sources of exposure. The course examines the legal regulation and enforcement of protective measures at the local, state and national levels.
  • Principles of Chelation Therapy Course: This course provides an overview of the chelation therapy process by introducing various chelating agents used to treat specific heavy metal overburdens and describing their actions in removing these heavy metals from the bloodstream. The history and evolution of chelation therapy, along with its dangers, complementary treatment methods and an overview of both approved and alternative treatments uses, is discussed.
  • Understanding Exposure History Course: In this course aimed at primary care physicians, medical professionals learn about taking an toxic substance exposure history as a mechanism to improve diagnostic skills, determine effective treatment, and even help to prevent environmental exposure to toxic substances including heavy metals.
  • Toxic Substances Course: In this course, students will learn about the effects of chemical toxins and carcinogens and how to treat a patient poisoned by these agents. Some of the toxins discussed include carbon monoxide, cyanide, cocaine, amphetamines, ethanol, mercury, lead, and arsenic. Students will read and respond to research reports and clinical studies and hold online discussions of current events and publications in the fields of toxicology and biochemistry.
  • Basic Provider Training in Chelation Course: In this course, which is aimed at those already working in the medical field, students will learn about lead and other heavy metal poisoning in children and adults, including signs and symptoms, testing for poisoning, and treatment strategies. Medical personnel will also learn about precautions and safety measures associated with chelation therapy, dosage calculation and how to conduct pre- and post-chelation evaluations.

Program Information

Distance-learning courses relevant to chelation therapy are offered as part of continuing education programs, most notably by the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM). They can also be found in programs leading to bachelor's and master's degrees in public health and safety, chemistry or toxicology. These courses may benefit physicians, naturopathic practitioners, nurses, public health administrators and toxicologists.

Those interested in learning more about chelation therapy and toxicology can find several distance learning classes online. These classes may be part of a degree program but more generally are part of continuing education for doctors, nurses, toxicologists, and public health administrators.

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