Forensic Toxicologist Training
Forensic toxicologists use pharmacology, analytical chemistry, and clinical chemistry to investigate medical and legal aspects in casework. Toxicology training focuses on the technology and techniques used to interpret and obtain scientific results, in cases related to drug use or poisoning. Forensic toxicologists are charged with determining whether toxic substances are present in the body, what effect they had on the person, and their concentrations.
As a forensic toxicologist, you will utilize chemical, toxicological, and pharmacological knowledge to assist in legal investigations related to drug use, poisoning, or substance abuse. Forensic toxicologists require an understanding of how thousands of chemicals alter the human body and must receive testimony training and knowledge of proper legal procedures as well. The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education provides specialized coursework in forensic toxicology for the Arcadia University Master of Science in Forensic Science Program. These courses include hands on lab coursework and handling authentic forensic samples and instrumentation, as well as performing techniques common in forensic labs. Forensic toxicologist training also provides exposure to subject matter experts from the local forensic community. The Center’s staff and faculty is led by world-renowned leading forensic toxicologist Dr. Barry Logan.
To learn more about forensic toxicologist training and forensic testimony training provided by The Center, please contact us.