Special Topics in Forensic Toxicology
VME 6934 Special Topics in Forensic Toxicology (online using Honorlock)


This is a 1-credit course


This 1-credit course consists of online, proctored, comprehensive final examinations in fulfillment of the M.S. program requirements. These closed-book exams will be taken online via Honorlock and our e-learning system. Students should register for this course in their final semester.

The University of Florida requires that you are registered for the following number of credits during the term you are graduating: Summer term: 2 credit hours; Fall/Spring term: 3 credit hours. Since the Special Topics course is only 1 credit, you will need to be sure you meet the credit requirement as noted above. It is strongly recommended that students only register for literature survey and special topics in their final term; if you need to register for an additional class due to financial aid or other circumstances, please contact Nancy Toffolo at ntoffolo@ufl.edu  All core required classes must be completed in the terms prior to your final semester

This course is scheduled to run each semester. Refer to Critical Dates for specific dates the exams will be held each term. Students are required to pass this class (C grade or better) in order to receive their M.S. degree.

Please contact Nancy Toffolo (ntoffolo@ufl.edu) ahead of the semester for a program study guide.

Preparations should primarily focus on the detail presented in the core courses for your program (Forensic Toxicology I, Forensic Toxicology 2, Laboratory QA/QC, Drug Biotransformation & Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity, General Toxicology and Toxic Substances). Students are expected to know the step-by-step examination, testing and analytical processes used in the forensic laboratory as well as important areas of overlap between courses.

Please note that you should take at least one full day off from work and/or other responsibilities to take the written exams. We do recommend taking additional time off before for final preparations.

Special topics schedule: Morning: Essay paper, 3 hours; Afternoon: Multiple choice, 2 hours

Students should login to this course on Canvas as they would with any other course. Use this site to ask study questions and receive further information about the special topics exams. The written exams will be proctored using Honorlock, please see technical requirements and more information about Honorlock  including student orientation on their website: https://honorlock.com/students/).

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Toffolo (ntoffolo@ufl.edu).

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