School Of Science And Health

Forensic and Environmental AnalysisWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300493.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Knowledge of general chemistry equivalent to satisfactory completion of Chemistry 1 and Chemistry 2.

About this Unit
In 2013 this unit is replaced by 300843 - Forensic and Environmental Analysis. This unit extends the student's knowledge and understanding of analytical instrumentation that is relevant to forensic investigations and analysis in the environmental and food sciences. It will provide an understanding of the chemical and physical principles underlying the utilisation of instrumentation in chemical analysis. Topics include principles of spectroscopic techniques separation methods; sample collection and storage; presumptive testing; an extended range of modern chemical instrumentation including gas and liquid chromatography; atomic spectroscopy; mass spectroscopy; x-ray methods and spectroscopic methods.


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