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Oct 19, 2015 by Victor Weedn (vweedn)
FORS 6210 : Advanced Instrumental Analysis
Mon, 19 Oct 2015 14:23:05 GMT
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:58:56 GMT
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Forensic Sciences (FORS)
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FC-MFS: Forensic Chemistry
FT-MFS: Forensic Toxicology
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Forensic Science (FORS)
Long Course Title
Advanced Instrumental Analysis
Short Course Title
Advanced Instrumental Analysis
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undergraduate analytical methods
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Theory and practice of modern instrumental methods used in forensic laboratories, including mass spectrometry, optical spectroscopy, microscopy, chromatographic and electrophoretic separations. It is a required course for MFS students with concentration in Forensic Chemistry and Forensic Toxicology.
At the completion of this course of study the student will know and understand: • The selection of the instrumental analysis method based on sample type • Principles and applications of infrared spectroscopy • Principles and applications of nuclear magnetic resonance • The use of specialized microscope techniques to examine forensic evidence • Analyte separation concepts in chromatography and electrophoresis • Mass spectra interpretation • The various ionization processes occurring in ionization sources • The motion / trajectory of ions in vacuum under the influence of electric / magnetic fields • The concepts behind available mass analyzers • The ion detection principles At the completion of this course the student will be able to: • Use phase contrast and darkfield microscopy to examine items of evidence • Run a ultra-high performance chromatographic separation • Mass-calibrate a mass spectrometer • Obtain and interpret mass spectra of known and unknown compounds • Critically read the scientific literature At the completion of this course of study the student will understand his/her ethical obligations with respect to: • Conducting only those analyses for which he/she has demonstrated ability • Conducting only those analyses for which his/her laboratory has the proper equipment and appropriate standard reference materials • The interpretation of analytical results without bias • Offering opinions only within his/her specific area of expertise • Being truthful in all of his/her professional activities
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6210 Adv Instrumental Analysis Syllabus.doc
Explanation of how the course differs from similar GW courses
There are no comparable courses. An elective basic course, 6202 Instrumental Analysis, is offered occasionally to give students a chance to catch up in this area. This Advanced Course is significantly more sophisticated and takes advantage of our new Forensic Chemistry faculty and new Mass Spectrometry laboratory.
This course will be required of all Forensic Chem and Tox MFS students and will take advantage of our new Forensic Chemistry faculty and new Mass Spectrometry laboratory.
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