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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Analytical methods in forensic expertise - N323050
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: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: B323012
For type:  
Additional information:
Guarantor: Poustka Jan prof. Dr. Ing.
Hajšlová Jana prof. Ing. CSc.
Koplík Richard prof. Dr. Ing.
Is interchangeable with: B323012
Examination dates   Schedule   
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 and bioanalytical 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: TAJ323 (23.08.2013)
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: TAJ323 (23.08.2013)
Literature -

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.

Last update: TAJ323 (28.08.2013)
Learning resources -

Lectures and other materials at

Last update: Poustka Jan (15.07.2013)
Syllabus -

1. Sampling strategy, transportation and storage.

2. Quality assurance in forensic analysis, decision processes, legislative regulations.

3. Screening methods - targeted and non-targeted.

4. Principles of inorganic and organic microanalysis.

5. The role of separation methods in forensic analysis.

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

7. Applied electromigration methods.

8. Applied atomic spectrometry-based methods.

9. Applied infrared and Raman spectrometry.

10. Applied nuclear magnetic resonance.

11. Applied gas and liquid chromatography.

12. Applied mass spectrometry.

13. Sensors and bionanalytical methods.

14. Databases, strategy of experimental data evaluation.

Last update: TAJ323 (28.08.2013)
Registration requirements -

Analytical Chemistry I

Last update: TAJ323 (16.08.2013)
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
4 / 4 112 / 112
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 40
Oral examination 60