This 17 Module On-Demand online course consists of a combination of in-depth lectures, self-study, and practice exams covering all areas of the study curriculum that would comprise a forensic toxicology certification examination. Each module is provided to you by experts in their respective fields. Topics covered include drug and alcohol effects, pharmacokinetics, analytical techniques, quality assurance, and interpretation of drug findings. This course ensures mastery of the presented material and guides future learning efforts.
For those individuals wishing to become certified specifically in forensic alcohol toxicology, we have also included the alcohol course add-on in Module 16 and Module 17. This add-on will provide additional material focusing on alcohol toxicology, providing the additional level of depth in this area someone would need for this specialty examination.
The on-demand format allows you to learn and study when it is convenient for you, and allows you to focus on topics you wish to review and focus on. Each module includes a graded multiple-choice practice quiz based on all lecture content. A final multiple-choice practice exam is provided at the end of the course. Please expect this course to be 2-3 hours of work per module including watching videos and completing quizzes.
Detailed Learning Objectives:
1. Describe and understand the main analytical techniques that are used in a modern toxicology laboratory.
2. Detail pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic information about each major drug and drug class.
3. Gain proficiency in responding to test questions pertaining to the practice of forensic toxicology.
4. Determine where additional study efforts are required prior to enhance understanding of the provided content.
Full Course Syllabus
Module 1: Introduction to Toxicology Specimen Handling - Laura Labay PhD, F-ABFT, DABCC-TC
Module 2: Method Validation, QA/QC, Measurement Uncertainty - Fred Strathmann, PhD, MBA, DABCC (CC,TC)
Module 3: Laboratory Math - Laura Labay PhD, F-ABFT, DABCC-TC
Module 4: Sample Preparation - Francis Diamond, BS
Module 5: Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry - Francis Diamond, BS
Module 6: Color Tests, Spectrophotometry, Immunoassays - William Anderson, PhD, F-ABFT
Module 7: Pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics, Metabolism - Robert B. Forney, Jr., PhD
Module 8: Alcohols, Glycols - Laura Labay, PhD, F-ABFT, DABCC-TC
Module 9: Opiates, Opioids - Donna M. Papsun, MS, D-ABFT-FT
Module 10: Stimulants, NPS - Jolene Bierly, MSFS, D-ABFT
Module 11: Carbon Monoxide, Cyanide, Heavy Metals - Lee Blum, PhD, F-ABFT
Module 12: Cannabinoids, Synthetic Cannabinoids - Aya Chan-Hosokawa MS, D-ABFT-FT
Module 13: Sedative Hypnotics, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines - Laura Labay PhD, F-ABFT, DABCC-TC
Module 14: Hallucinogens, Inhalants - Laura Labay PhD, F-ABFT, DABCC-TC
Module 15: Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Anticonvulsants - Laura Labay PhD, F-ABFT, DABCC-TC
Module 16: Alcohol Analysis and Interpretation - Barry Logan PhD, F-ABFT
Module 17: Alcohol Toxicology - Barry Logan PhD, F-ABFT
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