Application of analytical methods and techniques in forensic investigation
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Laboratory. It includes 12 laboratory assignments, which cover important aspects of chemical analysis, used in forensic chemistry. The following analytical techniques are presented to students: microscopy, presumptive tests, gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry, capillary electrophoresis, thin layer chromatography, Raman spectrometry, UV/Vis spectroscopy, refractometry, scanning electron microscopy with EDS. Topics of student activities: 1. Crime scene investigation 2. Identification of psychoactive substances in plant samples 3. Application of capillary electrophoresis in ink discrimination 4. Investigation of cover materials 5. Fibre analysis 6. Analysis of glass microtraces 7. Gun-shot residues investigation 8. The identification of forgeries of painting layers by means of vibrational spectroscopy techniques 9. The application of FT-IR imaging spectroscopy in detection of drugs in hair 10. Identification of inorganic poisons in biological materials by using atomic spectrometry 11. Comparative analysis of fragments of genetic material, 12. Criminalistic identification of unknown substances by using GC/MS and FTIR methods.
Included in the average rate
Learning outcomes of a component
CH2_W01: Student can apply chemistry and technical science to describe properties of material/substances of forensic trace.
CH2_W02: Student can utilize calculation methods in the exploration of data derived from analysis forensic traces
CH2_W03: Student can use the methods of analytical and physical chemistry, suitable for identification of substances of forensic trace as well as Student knows the limitations of these methods. 2. Students can use the methods of analytical.
CH2_W05: Student possesses the knowledge about safe work in toxicological, criminalistics following the rules of law.
CH2_U02: Student can minutely plan identificative and comparative investigation of a selected trace.
CH2_U03: Student can describe a used analytical method as well as interpret the results of identification analysis of selected traces or the results of analysis
CH2_U04: Student can explain the interdisciplinary character of analysis of forensic traces.
CH2_U06: Student can use English written literature about forensic chemistry and conservation chemistry.
CH2_K03: 1. Student can work in a team. 2. Student can assesses its responsibility (also legal) for acquired results and their interpretation.
Passed course of Instrumental analysis and Instrumental analysis – laboratory
Conditions of gaining credit
Assessment with grading
Conditions of assessment: Positive mark on 12 reports of laboratory activities, activity (20%), final test (multiple choice) after all laboratories (90%)
Assessment methods and criteria for this course
CH2_W01: final test (multiple choice)
CH2_W02: final test (multiple choice)
CH2_W03: final test (multiple choice)
CH2_W05: final test (multiple choice)
CH2_U02: final test (multiple choice), assessment of student work during laboratory classes
CH2_U03: final test (multiple choice), assessment of student work during laboratory classes
CH2_U04: final test (multiple choice), assessment of student work during laboratory classes
CH2_U06: final test (multiple choice), assessment of student work during laboratory classes
CH2_K03: assessment of student work during laboratory classes
Learning activities and teaching methods
metody praktyczne-ćwiczenia laboratoryjne
Participation at laboratory classes: 60 h
Preparation for laboratory classes: 30 h
Preparation of reports: 60 h
Self-study to the test: 30 h
Altogether 180 h which corresponds to 6 ECTS points.
Group of learning contents
(in Polish) Grupa treści kształcenia do wyboru
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