- One Semester or equivalent
- 36 hours
Basic understanding of Chemistry at an undergraduate level (at least first year).
Aims and objectives
This unit is a Postgraduate Level Chemistry unit, designed for students who have a background in science with chemistry to at least first year level. The unit is designed to introduce analytical chemistry with an emphasis on statistical analysis of data, spectroscopy and chemical separations with particular relevance to forensic investigations.
|Unit Learning Outcomes||Competencies|
|ULO1: Apply statistical methods to analytical measurements and interpret their significance|
|ULO2: Describe the fundamental basis for chemical separation processes and the theory of chromatographic separations|
|ULO3: Describe the basic components of a gas chromatograph and a liquid chromatograph along with the application and limitations of the chromatographic systems in the context of the relationships between the operational and measurable parameters|
|ULO4: Recognise the steps required for science to be used within the legal system based on the scientific and legal merits of a new scientific technique|
|ULO5: Discuss the forensic applications of GC and HPLC|
|ULO6: Describe the fundamental components of both absorption and emission spectrometers as well as the specific instrumentation required for atomic and UV-visible absorption and infra-red (IR) spectrometers|
|ULO7: Describe the types of chemical substances that can be determined by each type of spectroscopic analysis|