# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Forensic Technology Task 913818451

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe the role of the toxicologist in the forensic laboratory.

Definition

Description should include
  • performing forensic analyses
  • studying the effects of drugs and alcohol on behavior, and the medical and legal effects of drugs and alcohol
  • investigating whether drugs or poisons contributed to the manner of death
  • investigating nonfatal poisonings.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is toxicology?
  • What is the job outlook for forensic toxicologists?
  • Where would a forensic toxicologist find employment?
  • What type of education and training would a forensic toxicologist need?

Related Standards of Learning

English

11.2

The student will examine how values and points of view are included or excluded and how media influences beliefs and behaviors.
  1. Describe possible cause and effect relationships between mass media coverage and public opinion trends.
  2. Create media messages with a specific point of view.
  3. Evaluate media sources for relationships between intent and content.
  4. Analyze the impact of selected media formats on meaning.
  5. Determine the author’s purpose and intended effect on the audience for media messages.
  6. Manage, analyze, and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information.
  7. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet when evaluating or producing creative or informational media messages.

12.2

The student will examine how values and points of view are included or excluded and how media influences beliefs and behaviors.
  1. Describe possible cause and effect relationships between mass media coverage and public opinion trends.
  2. Evaluate media sources for relationships between intent and factual content.
  3. Evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind media presentation(s).
  4. Examine how values and viewpoints are included or excluded and how the media can influence beliefs, behaviors, and interpretations.
  5. Evaluate sources including advertisements, editorials, political cartoons, and feature stories for relationships between intent and factual content.
  6. Manage, analyze, and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information.
  7. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet when evaluating or producing creative or informational media messages.

Science

CH.1

The student will investigate and understand that experiments in which variables are measured, analyzed, and evaluated produce observations and verifiable data. Key concepts include
  1. designated laboratory techniques;
  2. safe use of chemicals and equipment;
  3. proper response to emergency situations;
  4. manipulation of multiple variables, using repeated trials;
  5. accurate recording, organization, and analysis of data through repeated trials;
  6. mathematical and procedural error analysis;
  7. mathematical manipulations including SI units, scientific notation, linear equations, graphing, ratio and proportion, significant digits, and dimensional analysis;
  8. use of appropriate technology including computers, graphing calculators, and probeware for gathering data, communicating results, and using simulations to model concepts;
  9. construction and defense of a scientific viewpoint; and
  10. the use of current applications to reinforce chemistry concepts.

Other Related Standards

ITEEA National Standards

14. Medical Technologies

 

3. The Relationships Among Technologies and the Connections Between Technology and Other Fields

 

TSA Competitive Events

STEM Careers