Short Title:Laboratory Skills IV for Forensics
Full Title:Laboratory Skills IV for Forensics
Module Code:LSKI H2002
 
Credits: 10
Field of Study:Science
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Author:Luke Mc Guigan
Module Description:This module will develop the student's practical skills in Spectroscopic methods as applied to forensic and scientific analysis; Physical & Inorganic Chemistry; and Biochemistry as applied to the forensic envoironment. In all practicals, students will be encouraged to develop their ability to integrate the use of various laboratory techniques in order to solve a prescribed scientific problem. The concept of team-work, good laboratory practice and the need for both validation and statistical evaluation of results will be emphasized throughout. An underlying theme will also be the development of students’ scientific presentation skills.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Discuss the steps involved in developing and validating an analytical method.
LO2 Select the most appropriate method of sample preparation for each spectroscopic technique.
LO3 Extract biomolecules from tissue samples and biological fluids and analyse them using simple bioanalytical techniques.
LO4 Integrate laboratory techniques to solve prescribed problems
LO5 Synthesise inorganic complexes and analyse them using simple analytical techniques
LO6 Perform kinetics and thermodynamics studies
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Spectrocsopic Techniques Lab Skills: Assessment will be based on a combination of the following: Recording of experimental data in laboratory notebooks or worksheets; Preparation of laboratory reports; In-lab quizzes (a mix of prior-to-experiment and post-experiment quizzes); Written or practical laboratory exam requiring data analysis and interpretation 1,2 34.00 n/a
Practical/Skills Evaluation Biochemistry Lab Skills: Assessment will be based on a combination of the following: Recording of experimental data in laboratory notebooks or worksheets; Preparation of laboratory reports; In-lab quizzes (a mix of prior-to-experiment and post-experiment quizzes); Written or practical laboratory exam requiring data analysis and interpretation 3,4 33.00 n/a
Practical/Skills Evaluation Physical and Inorganic Chemistry Lab Skills: Assessment will be based on a combination of the following: Recording of experimental data in laboratory notebooks or worksheets; Preparation of laboratory reports; In-lab quizzes (a mix of prior-to-experiment and post-experiment quizzes); Written or practical laboratory exam requiring data analysis and interpretation 5,6 33.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Laboratory sessions 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Independent Learning Time Study of the lab manual and related theory prior to lab experiment; Completion of laboratory reports or worksheets; Study for lab exams; 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
This module has no Part Time workload.
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Douglas A. Skoog... [et al.] 2004, Fundamentals of analytical chemistry, Thomson-Brooks/Cole Belmont, CA [ISBN: 0-534-41797-3]
  • Daniel C. Harris 1999, Quantitative chemical analysis, W.H. Freeman New York [ISBN: 0-7167-2881-8]
  • Andreas Hofmann,Samuel Clokie 2018, Wilson and Walker's Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 9781316614761]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_SADNF_B Bachelor of Science Hons in DNA and Forensic Analysis 4 Mandatory
TA_SADNF_D Bachelor of Science in DNA and Forensic Analysis 4 Mandatory