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UFL Online Graduate Certificates in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences - Forensic Toxicology

Forensic Toxicology Programs
Forensic toxicology is a branch of forensic science that encompasses the measurement of alcohol, drugs and other toxic substances in biological specimens and interpretation of such results in a medicolegal context. The professionals in this field examine human tissues and fluids for the presence or absence of toxic substances; analyze and interpret findings; prepare reports; and perform other duties as required. The professionals in this field must have good writing skills, analyzing skills, statistics and computer skills. The job prospects in the field of forensic toxicology are very good. Employment opportunities in forensic toxicology field exist with law enforcement agencies, police, and investigative services of the government and private agencies. A number of universities now offer forensic toxicology programs to train students for the job of a forensic expert in toxicology. During these programs, students are taught about analytical techniques, pharmacokinetics, drug elimination and toxicology and many other subjects related to the field.

University of Florida - Online Certificate in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences - Forensic Toxicology
University of Florida - Online Certificate in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences - Forensic Toxicology program consists of 5 courses of 15 credits. The courses include: Drug Biotransformation & Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity (credits 3), Forensic Toxicology I (credits 3), Forensic Toxicology II (credits 3), General Toxicology (credits 3), and Toxic Substances (credits 3).
A student needs to have an undergraduate degree in science to get admission in this program. He/ she should also have attained a GPA of 2.0 or better.
Admissions start in January, May and August.
This program is being offered by College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Physiological Sciences located in Gainesville, Florida.

Career Options Available after Completing Certificate in Forensic Toxicology
Students after completing this program can work as forensic toxicologists in crime labs associated with law enforcement agencies, prosecuting attorneys' offices, and private forensic laboratories. Local, state, and federal regulatory agencies also hire forensic toxicologists. The professionals in this field can find job in drug testing laboratories, hospitals, universities, and industry laboratories. They can also work as teachers in institutes that conduct courses on this subject.

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