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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 2023
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
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information:
Guarantor: Poustka Jan prof. Dr. Ing.
Interchangeability : N323050
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
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.
Last update: Poustka Jan (19.01.2018)
Aim of the course -

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.
Last update: Fialová Jana (18.12.2017)
Literature -

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

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

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

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

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

Scientific papers

Last update: Poustka Jan (26.06.2024)
Learning resources -

Last update: Poustka Jan (13.09.2023)
Requirements to the exam -

Within the extent of the syllabus.

Last update: Vlčková Martina (30.01.2018)
Syllabus -

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.

Last update: Poustka Jan (19.01.2018)
Registration requirements -

Analytical Chemistry A

Last update: Poustka Jan (30.01.2018)
Course completion requirements -

Successful completion of written and oral exams.

Last update: Poustka Jan (19.01.2018)
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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