Jan 29, 2023  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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College of Medicine

Credits: 4

Theory and practice of modern instrumental methods used in forensic chemistry laboratories, including mass spectrometry. The class offers an in-depth description of the processes and techniques involved in detection, identification, and quantification of elemental or molecular ionic species by mass spectrometry techniques, and other sensitive analytical techniques. Topics covered in the course include: theory of mass spectrometry, methods of ionization, instrument design, combined chromatography and mass spectrometry, quantitative aspects of mass spectrometry, meta-stable ions in mass spectrometry, recent applications of mass spectrometry techniques, analytical chemistry instrumentation and methods used by forensic scientists for analysis of drugs, toxicology, trace evidence, and sample collection and processing.

Prereq: Introductory chemistry, organic chemistry, introductory biology, BCH 401G : Fundamentals of Biochemistry, TOX 810 : Communicating in the Forensic Science Profession, TOX 780 : Special Problems in Toxicology: Preparing Professionals in Forensic Science and Analytical Genetics, TOX 800 : Fundamentals in Forensic Science, TOX 840  Forensic Science Standards and Practices, IBS 611 : Practical Statistics.

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