Oct 06, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23
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CHEM 4840L - Forensic Chemistry I lab: Arson, Explosives and DNA


Laboratory to accompany CHEM 4840.

Requisites: (C- or better in CHEM 4310) and (4840 concurrent)
Credit Hours: 2
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 6.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Be familiar with performing DNA amplification (using PCR) and analysis using electrophoretic techniques.
  • Be familiar with performing DNA collection, extractions and quantitation using UV-Vis (nanodrop) and PCR techniques.
  • Be familiar with the application of analytical instrumentation to the analysis of bulk explosives.
  • Be familiar with the application of analytical instrumentation to the analysis of bulk ignitable liquids.
  • Be familiar with the application of analytical instrumentation to the analysis of explosive residues.
  • Be familiar with the application of analytical instrumentation to the analysis of ignitable liquid residues.
  • Be familiar with the application of isotope ratio mass spectrometry to the analysis of forensic arson and explosive samples.
  • Demonstrate the ability, in relation to the forensic DNA techniques covered by this course, to communicate using professional forensic/ scientific terminology.
  • Understand how to interpret phorerograms and effectively present and defend DNA evidence as an expert witness in court.



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