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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Analytical methods in forensic expertise - B323012
Title: Analytické metody ve forenzní analýze
Guaranteed by: Department of Food Analysis and Nutrition (323)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2022
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:4
E-Credits: winter s.:4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Bachelor's
Additional information:
Guarantor: Poustka Jan prof. Dr. Ing.
Interchangeability : N323050
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Annotation -
Last update: Poustka Jan prof. Dr. Ing. (19.01.2018)
Within this course, students get information about the laboratory-based strategy in forensic expertise based on modern analytical methods applicable by both specialized forensic laboratories and research institutions. In the first phase, sampling techniques will be presented with the focus on specific features of respective matrices. The following lectures then introduce individual groups of instrumental techniques; their application is demonstrated on various case studies. Attention is also paid to the issues related to quality assurance of analytical data and their interpretation.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Fialová Jana (18.12.2017)

Students will be able to understand:

  • Principles and applications of sample handling in forensic analysis.
  • Principles and applications of separation and spectrometric methods in forensic analysis.
  • Principles and applications of bioanalytical methods in forensic analysis.
  • Principles and applications of multivariate data analysis and databases in forensic analysis.
Literature -
Last update: Fialová Jana (18.12.2017)

R: Bell, S.: Forensic Chemistry. Prentice Hall, 2006. ISBN: 9780321765758.

R: Khan, J., Kennedy, T.J., Christian, D.: Basic Principles of Forensic Chemistry. Humana Press, 2011. ISBN: 9781934115060.

R: Ahuja, S., Jespersen, N. (Ed.): Modern Instrumental Analysis. Elsevier, 2006. ISBN: 9780444522597.

R: Skoog, D.A., Holler, F.J., Crouch, S.R.: Principles of Instrumental Analysis. Brooks Cole, 2006. ISBN: 978-0495012016.

A: Yinon, J. (Ed.): Advances in Forensic Applications of Mass Spectrometry. CRC Press, 2004. ISBN: 0-8493-1522-0.

Learning resources -
Last update: Fialová Jana (18.12.2017)

Lectures and other materials at

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Vlčková Martina Ing. (30.01.2018)

Within the extent of the syllabus.

Syllabus -
Last update: Poustka Jan prof. Dr. Ing. (19.01.2018)

1. Sampling strategy, transportation and storage.

2. Quality assurance in forensic analysis, decision processes.

3. Screening methods - targeted and non-targeted.

4. Principles of inorganic (semi)microanalysis.

5. Principles of qualitative analysis of organic compounds.

6. The role of separation methods in forensic analysis.

7. Principles of chirality based separation techniques and chiral optical methods.

8. Applied electromigration methods.

9. Applied atomic spectrometry-based methods.

10. Applied infrared and Raman spectrometry.

11. Applied nuclear magnetic resonance.

12. Applied gas and liquid chromatography.

13. Applied mass spectrometry.

14. Strategy of experimental data evaluation.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Poustka Jan prof. Dr. Ing. (30.01.2018)

Analytical Chemistry A

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Poustka Jan prof. Dr. Ing. (19.01.2018)

Successful completion of written and oral exams.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0,5 14
Účast na přednáškách 1,5 42
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0,5 14
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1,5 42
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