Course Matrix of Forensic Chemistry in Forensic Medicine &Clinical Toxicology

Topic

 

Objectives

 

Learning strategy

 

Devices & Methods

The various analytical and instrumental methods used in     investigating crimes.

 

Gain the basic knowledge of:

Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry

Gas chromatography and gas

chromatography–mass spectrometry

Lectures

- practical lessons

 

-Computer for electronic  lectures

Microscope, slides in department laboratory.

Principles of extraction & detection technique:

Extraction in acidic or alkaline media

Extraction from body fluids and   kratinized tissues such as human hair and finger nails

 

Gain the basic knowledge of Extraction in acidic or alkaline media

Extraction from body fluids and   kratinized tissues such as human hair and finger nails

Lectures

- practical lessons

 

-Computer for electronic  lectures

Microscope, slides in department laboratory

Principles of thin layer chromatography using silica gel G

Principles of color test

 

Gain the basic knowledge of The technique of TLC which involves the following :

• preparing the layer

• applying the sample

• developing the plate

• detecting the separated zones

• identifying the separated substances.

colour test

Application of colour tests to sample extracts

Colour descriptions

Validation of a colour test

 

Lectures

- practical lessons

 

-Computer for electronic  lectures

Microscope, slides in department laboratory

General scheme for testing some groups or poisons

 

 

Lectures

- practical lessons

 

-Computer for electronic  lectures

Microscope, slides in department laboratory

Irritant poisons and their detection

 

Gain the basic knowledge of:

Organic and inorganic metallic compounds

Specimen collection and analysis

Analysis for metal

Lectures

- practical lessons

 

Computer for electronic  lectures

Microscope, slides in department laboratory

Corrosive poisons and their detection

 

Gain the basic knowledge of

The difference between acids & alkalies and their detection

Carbolic acid toxicity

Oxalic  acid toxicity

Hydrofluoric acid  toxicity

Iodine  toxicity

Lectures

- practical lessons

 

Computer for electronic  lectures

Specific instruments and equipments for detection

Extraction of volatile poisons and their detection such as ethyl alcohol, methyl alcohol, chloroform, petroleum and hydrocyanic acid

 

Gain the basic knowledge of:

Sample collection, transport and storage

Analytical methods

Interpretation of qualitative results

Lectures

- practical lessons

 

Computer for electronic  lectures

Microscope, slides in department laboratory

 

Specific instruments and equipments for detection

Extraction and detection of non volatile organic compounds:

Non basic compounds as

a- analgesics as salicylic acid

b-hypnotics

c- antipyretic

The basic compounds as

a-     antidepressants

b-     antihistamines

c-     narcotics analgesics

d-     CNS stimulants

 

 

Gain the basic knowledge of

extraction and detectionof:

Non basic compounds as

a- analgesics as salicylic acid

b-hypnotics

c- antipyretic

The basic compounds as

a-     antidepressants

b-     antihistamines

c-     narcotics analgesics

CNS stimulant

Lectures

- practical lessons

 

Computer for electronic  lectures

Microscope, slides in department laboratory

 

Specific instruments and equipments for detection

Extraction and detection of vegetable alkaloids

- Gain the basic knowledge of toxicity detection  of:

Hydrocyanic acid

Lectures

- practical lessons

 

Computer for electronic  lectures

Microscope, slides in department laboratory

 

Specific instruments and equipments for detection

Extraction and detection of gases

 

- Gain the basic knowledge of toxicity detection  of:

Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide & hydrogen sulphide.

 

 

Lectures

- practical lessons

 

Computer for electronic  lectures

Microscope, slides in department laboratory

 

Specific instruments and equipments for detection

 

Extraction and detection of insecticides and zinc phosphide

Gain the basic knowledge of

extraction and detectionof:

Organophosphorus compounds

Carbamates

Pyrethrins and pyrethroids

Phosphides

Coumarin anticoagulants

Lectures

- practical lessons

 

Computer for electronic  lectures

Microscope, slides in department laboratory

 

Specific instruments and equipments for detection

Extraction and detection of organic chlorine compounds

Gain the basic knowledge of

extraction and detectionof:

Chlorinated hydrocarbons

 

Lectures

- practical lessons

 

 

Extraction and detection drug of addiction

Gain the basic knowledge of Physical examination , Sampling , Screening tests extraction and detection of:

Commonly abused drugs

Amfetamine and methamfetamine

Cannabis, cannabis resin and

Cannabinoids

Cocaine

Heroin

Lysergide

Methylenedioxymethamfetamine (MDMA)

Anabolic steroids, Benzod Phencyclidine iazepines, Khat, Designer drugs,

Lectures

- practical lessons

 

Computer for electronic  lectures

Microscope, slides in department laboratory

 

Specific instruments and equipments for detection

Extraction and detection of antibiotic compounds

 

Lectures

- practical lessons

 

Computer for electronic  lectures

Microscope, slides in department laboratory

 

Specific instruments and equipments for detection

Extraction and detection of combustion product of firearm injury

 

 

Lectures

- practical lessons

 

Computer for electronic  lectures

Microscope, slides in department laborator

 

Specific instruments and equipments for detection