Forensic Toxicology I
VME 6613 Forensic Toxicology I


This is a 3-credit course.


This course is structured to provide the basic concepts of analytical chemistry as it applies to drug and body fluid analyses. The course is composed of seven modules. Each module will be supplemented with figures, animations, links to appropriate websites, and self-test questions. A series of case studies will be used to reinforce concepts and to combine individual topics covered in each module.


Please review our recommended course order.


Module Topic
Module 1 Sample Preparation and Presumptive Tests
Module 2 Sample Extraction and Thin Layer Chromatography
Module 3 Immunoassays
Module 4 Spectrophotometry in Forensic Chemistry
Module 5 Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry
Module 6 Method Development and Quality Control
Module 7 Forensic Identification of Drugs

Recommended Materials

Principles of Forensic Toxicology, 5th Edition
Author: Barry Levine
Publisher: Springer International Publishing (2020)
ISBN: 978-3-030-42917-1

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