Learning Objectives

After participating in this module, students should understand the following:

  1. How drugs get transported from the bloodstream to specific cells in the body
  2. The nature of capillary membranes that allows drugs to pass through them into cells
  3. How hair is made
  4. How the color of hair is produced
  5. Why drugs that are weak bases bind to hair pigment
  6. How volatile forms of drugs in the air can be incorporated into hair

This module integrates information from the following areas: anatomy, cell biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, forensic chemistry, public health