Biomedical Forensic Sciences

  • GMS FS 831: Forensic Toxicology Laboratory
    Graduate Prerequisites: GMS FS 803 pre or current. This lab course provides hands-on techniques used in forensic toxicology laboratories including the use of chromatographic and mass spectrometry for the identification and quantization of small molecules in biological matrices. Student will learn the essential aspects of biological evidence handling and good laboratory practices to prepare samples for toxicological analysis. Students will examine data from forensic toxicological analysis, draw conclusions and prepare reports based on the results. 2 cr.
  • GMS FS 840: Case Practicum in Forensic Biology /DNA
    Graduate Prerequisites: GMS FS 704 Forensic Biology Laboratory, GMS FS 730 Advanced Topics inForensic DNA Analysis
    This laboratory course will provide students with the opportunity to independently perform evidence assessment and testing for various types of biological evidence, as well as conduct a technical peer review in a mock forensic case setting. Advanced biological screening and DNA analysis techniques will be employed and students will become practiced in the analysis of complex DNA profiles. 2 cr
  • GMS FS 870: Dir Res & Prof
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of program/thesis advisor
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • GMS FS 871: Internship in Biomedical Forensic Sciences
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of program advisor
    An internship in a forensic setting is encouraged and can be approved for credit depending on the nature of the internship and the number of hours of work completed. With prior approval from the student's thesis advisors and the site supervisor, work completed at an internship may be used as a basis for the student's thesis. A completed evaluation from the internship supervisor describing the nature of the work and the quality of the student's performance is required. In addition, the student is required to write a summary of his/her internship experiences and responsibilities. Note: The student may count their internship towards completion of a track given the internship is within the proposed specialty. 2 cr
  • GMS FS 970: Research in Biomedical Forensic Sciences
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of program/thesis advisor
    Students complete an independent program of research that is incorporated into a thesis of publishable quality, states a hypothesis or scientific question and presents the findings to support the stated proposition. Thesis topics are developed in conjunction with a research committee consisting of faculty members and/or other qualified individuals. Students register for this course during the semester in which the student anticipates graduation from the program. Prerequisite: Directed Research and Professionalism in Biomedical Forensic Sciences. 2 cr
  • GMS FS 971: Publication and Communication of Research in Biomedical Forensic Sciences
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of program/thesis advisor
    Following the completion or near completion of an independent program of research and associated thesis, students are expected to prepare their graduate research into journal format and submit for publication. Further, students are expected to submit their research for presentation at a regional, national or international conference. Registration for this course should be during the semester in which the student anticipates graduation from the program. 2 cr Prerequisite: consent of the program/thesis advisor.