The course will aim to provide students with a detailed knowledge concerning the selection and collection of case materials, as well as the analytical techniques used in forensic toxicology laboratories for the isolation and identification of drugs and poisons. You will study the signs and symptoms associated with the use of common drugs and poisons, basic pharmacology, mechanisms of drug/poison action, drug metabolism and drug elimination from the body. In addition to the more traditional areas of forensic toxicology, the course will introduce you to aspects of environmental forensic science where toxicology may be involved. An important part of the training of the forensic expert is associated with the presentation of evidence in court and so you will undertake training in the preparation and presentation of evidence.
A good Honours degree, 2.2 or above in a relevant subject area or equivalent professional experience. Relevant subjects include biochemistry, chemistry, life/medical sciences.
Core units: Research skills; extended research project; professional practice in forensic science; forensic toxicology.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc (Res)||Full-time||£ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc (Res)||Full-time||£ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc (Res)||Full-time||£ 5,500 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|MSc (Res)||Part-time||£ 580 per Unit (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc (Res)||Part-time||£ 1,500 per Unit (overseas fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Talbot Campus||Poole||BH12 5BB||South West|