This one-week (36-hour) course will present an introduction to the principles of pharmacology and provide a firm basis for understanding, for a variety of classes of pharmacological agents, the movement of drugs through the body, effects of drugs on various physiological functions, and biotransformation and elimination of drugs as well as what factors affect these processes. Priority admission to this course will be afforded to California public crime laboratory personnel. It is directed towards those who are currently assigned responsibility for forensic toxicological analyses. POST reimbursement, plan IV, is pending approval.
Familiarity with principles of human physiology and with general, organic, and biochemistry. Familiarity with neurochemistry will be helpful.
No cost to POST supported or State of California based Law Enforcement agencies. A $300.00 tuition fee is required for members of qualifying professional organizations. A $600.00 tuition fee is required for all other public agencies, private sector, or out of state applicants.