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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FS 525 Forensic Toxicology

(3 credits)
This lecture based course deals with the detection, identification and quantitation of foreign chemicals (toxins) in the body. In order to accurately interpret toxicological findings it is essential that the toxicologist has an understanding of the pharmacology of that substance and the pathological effects it has on the body. In this context Forensic Toxicology can be divided into two categories, post-mortem toxicology and human performance toxicology. This course will provide the student with the skills for development of a detailed knowledge of the types of toxic substances and matrices encountered in Forensic Toxicology and the procedures by which these are tested in the laboratory. Students will also utilize their theoretical knowledge of pharmacology in the application to Forensic Toxicology casework.