Forensic Toxicology and Drug Analysis (8780.3)
|Level:||Undergraduate Third Year Level|
|HECS Bands:||2, 4|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Discipline:||Academic Program Area - Science|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2019 Semester 2 DR Tamsin KELLY (Ph: +61 2 62012590 ) ON-CAMPUS 2020 Semester 2 DR Tamsin KELLY (Ph: +61 2 62012590 ) ON-CAMPUS
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This unit provides an introduction to toxicological assays, including presumptive and confirmation testing in a variety of biological matrices, and a comprehensive pharmacological and analytical review of some major drug classes include alcohol, drugs for the treatment of mood disorders (anti-psychotics and anti-depressants), anxiolytics and hypnotics (barbiturates and benzodiazepines), anesthetics, opioids, psychedelic drugs, amphetamine related compounds, cocaine, and cannabinoids. Other topics covered include the clandestine manufacture and profiling of illicit drugs, drug-facilitated sexual assault, and drugs in sport.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand the basis of presumptive and confirmation testing, and compare and evaluate the use of a variety of biological matrices in toxicological analysis;
2. Discuss the pharmacological characteristics and analytical considerations of several major drugs classes commonly encountered in forensic toxicology;
3. Explain how pharmacokinetic/ pharmacodynamic parameters can be used to interpret toxicological findings;
4. Summarise the role of forensic toxicology in areas such as sports drug testing and drug-facilitated sexual assault cases;
5. Discuss the clandestine manufacture of illicit drugs and the profiling strategies implemented for different illicit drug classes; and
6. Collate, analyse, evaluate, interpret and present information from toxicological based analysis.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
- Semester 2, 2019
- Semester 2, 2018
5 contact hours per week.
Must have passed 8043 Analytical Chemistry and 8342 Introduction to Pharmacology and Toxicology.
General understanding of pharmacology and toxicology (as covered in the pre-requisite unit).
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- 142JA Bachelor of Applied Science in Forensic Studies
- 762HG Bachelor of Commerce
- NPSC02 Bachelor of Forensic Studies/ Bachelor of Laws
- 194JA Bachelor of Forensic Studies/Bachelor of Laws
- 317JA Bachelor of Health Science
- 248HG Bachelor of Justice Studies
- SCNP01 Bachelor of Justice Studies/Bachelor of Forensic Studies
- 249JA Bachelor of Justice Studies/Bachelor of Forensic Studies
- 660AA Bachelor of Medical Science
- 131JA Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science
- 392AB Bachelor of Science
- 195JA Bachelor of Social Science in Justice Studies/Bachelor of Forensic Studies