Bachelor of Science in Forensic Toxicology

Bachelor of Science Forensic Toxicology

Course Overview

  • 3

    Years

  • 7

    Level

  • 235

    Points

  • AL733

    CAO Course Code

Why take this course?

Forensic toxicology involves the study of toxins – poisons, drugs, and other substances that have a life-threatening effect on a living being. A forensic toxicologist understands how the rates of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs and chemicals affect living cells and tissues. They will also have studied aspects of the nature of the interaction of toxins with the human body.

AIT has been a home of toxicology education in Ireland for many years. In addition to offering various undergraduate courses in the area, the institute is also very active in toxicology research via the Faculty of Science and Health, and the Bioscience Research Institute located on campus.

What will I experience?

This three-year, ab initio Level 7 degree programme is a laboratory-based, multidisciplinary course where students experience a hands-on approach to learning.

What opportunities might it lead to?

As a graduate of this programme you can progress to Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Toxicology.

The course provides suitable training to enable graduates to pursue a variety of career opportunities. These include employment in the food, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries; in research and development laboratories, in ensuring the safety of new products and in regulatory agencies concerned with the monitoring and control of toxic agents.

Course Details

Course Duration:
3 Years
CAO Course Code:
AL733
Cut Off CAO Points:
235
Median CAO Points:
300
Course Award:
Bachelor of Science
Course NFQ Level:
Level 7
Department:
Dept of Life & Physical Sciences
Minimum Entry Requirements:

A minimum Grade 06 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examination. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish).

QQI (FETAC):

QQI Applicants to this programme must have the following qualification: CASLT (5M3807). Applicants are also required to have the module Mathematics (5N1833) included in their award or alternatively have Leaving Certificate Mathematics.

Accreditations/Endorsements

Course Structure

Year 1

Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics for Scientists, Learning and Development for Higher Education, Information Technology for Scientists, Scientific Computing, Current Scientific Issues through Enquiry Based Learning.

Year 2

Mathematics and Statistics for Life and Physical Sciences Gene Technology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Techniques, Physical and Inorganic Chemistry

Year 3

Biochemical and Forensic Toxicology, Ecotoxicology, Analytical and Forensic Toxicology, Toxicological Pathology, Genetic Toxicology, Quality Control and Experimental Design, Occupational Regulatory Affairs

Careers & Opportunities

Career Prospects

The course provides suitable training to enable graduates to pursue a variety of career opportunities. These include employment in the food, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries; in research and development laboratories, in ensuring the safety of new products and in regulatory agencies concerned with the monitoring and control of toxic agents.

Work Placement

​There is currently no work experience or work placement for this course.

Further Study

As a graduate of this programme you are eligible to apply to join the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Toxicology at AIT

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Toxicology

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

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