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Forensic Investigation - FSCT


While no outlines currently exist for this course, below are the course learning outcomes/competencies.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the principle of operation of instruments being used for chemical analysis in forensic science.
  • Assess the advantages and the limitations of selected instruments used for chemical analysis in forensic science.
  • pply the principles of analysis to instrumental analytical methodology through proper standard and sample preparation.
  • Perform analysis using the following instrumentation: GC, HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS/MS and ICP-MS/MS
  • Demonstrate proper evidence handling techniques and maintenance of the chain of custody
  • Demonstrate the ability to set up and perform routine analysis of forensic samples in a variety of areas including arson analysis, drug analysis, homicide and blood alcohol determination
  • Conduct data interpretation of instrumental results for evidence and quality control samples.
  • Present an oral critique of a recent article based on the application of analytical chemistry to forensic science.
  • Present the results from routine forensics analyses in a report and presentation.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2019

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