65545 Forensic Toxicology6cp; 5hpw: 2hpw (lecture, online), 3hpw (practical class, on campus)
Requisite(s): 65508 Organic Chemistry 2 AND 65409c Analytical Chemistry 2
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This subject examines the underpinning science of drugs and poisons relevant to matters that arise in judicial proceedings – that is forensic toxicology. The lecture component covers general pharmacology and toxicology. Topics covered include mechanisms of action, the absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination of drugs and poisons from the body as well as the signs and symptoms associated with the use of common drugs and poisons. The subject also provides an overview of state and federal laws relevant to licit and illicit drugs and poisons and their detection and identification. The practical component is designed to reinforce topics covered in lectures and seeks to give students experience in solving problems associated with the analysis of a wide range of biological matrices relevant to the profession.
Autumn session, City campus
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- Subject EFTSL: 0.125