An introduction to the methods and instrumentation used in the analysis of chemical evidence. Thin layer chromatography, gas chromatography and other relevant separation techniques, as well as UV-visible spectroscopy,
infrared spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy, will be discussed in depth. Offered Fall.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
FRSC 210, CHEM 306, 312, 312L
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Most current editions of the following:
By Bell (Pearson) Recommended
• To describe the principles of chromatography and the techniques of thin layer, gas and liquid chromatography.
• To describe the principles of spectroscopy and the techniques of UV-visible, fluorescence, infrared and Raman spectroscopy, as well as mass spectrometry.
• To describe the principles of microscopy.
• To understand the application of the above techniques to the analysis of forensic evidence.
• To utilize statistics in the evaluation of data.
Describe processes used to collect, preserve and prepare evidence.
Describe the methods and instrumentation used in the analysis of chemical evidence in the forensic science laboratory.
Evidence packaging and inventory
Analysis of forensic evidence
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 16
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by
the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this
course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical
outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's
subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.