Forensic microscopy - N320078
Title: Forenzní mikroskopie
Guaranteed by: Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology (320)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2014 to 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Guarantor: Lipov Jan doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Is interchangeable with: B320013
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Lipov Jan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (08.08.2013)
Forensic microscopy should introduce students to extremely large area of use of microscopy in forensic science. As the subject of the forensic investigation could be nearly anything, it is important first to show the basics of microscopic techniques used in biological as well as in material science to students. Students will learn the basics of light and electron microscopy first, then the most important areas of forensic investigation are discussed.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Lipov Jan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (08.08.2013)

Students will be able to:

understand the basics of geometrical optics

understand the basics of light microscopy

orientate themselves in main electron microscopy techniques

properly select the type of investigation technique according to the sample

Literature -
Last update: Lipov Jan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (08.08.2013)

A:Douglas B. Murphy, Michael W. Davidson: Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging, Wiley-Blackwell, 978-0471692140

Learning resources -
Last update: Lipov Jan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (30.08.2013)

Syllabus -
Last update: Lipov Jan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (15.06.2016)

1. Introduction to microscopy

2. Optical microscopy - transmitted light

3. Optical microscopy - reflected light

4. Fluorescent microscopy

5. TEM - transmission electron microscopy

6. SEM - scanning electron microscopy

7. X-ray analysis - EDS/WDS, microanalysis

8. Analysis of gun shot residues

9. Analysis of mineral phasis, soil analysis

10. Analysis of glass and post blast residues

11. Analysis of fibers and biological objects

12. Analysis of pigments

13. Ion beam microscopy, analysis of unknown samples

14. Strategy of analysis of unknown sample, picture analysis

Registration requirements -
Last update: Lipov Jan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (30.08.2013)


Course completion requirements -
Last update: Lipov Jan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (25.01.2018)

At least 50% from the written part of the exam.

Passing the oral part of the exam.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2 56
3 / 3 84 / 84
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 50
Oral examination 50