Forensic Chemistry 1
This module will give the learner the opportunity to apply their scientific training to a number of key areas in Forensic Chemistry. Specialists areas of study will include, drug identification and forensic drug analysis.
Compare classes of forensic drugs and their origins
Explain the logic behind the choice of reactions and reagents used in organic synthesis including the approach used to devise synthetic routes to organic compounds
Examine the use of stable isotope analysis for drug analysis and other forensic applications
Evaluate the chemistry of illicit drug manufacture
Investigate drug profiling and impurity profiling as a means to understanding drug supply chains through forensic chemistry
Discuss suitable analytical techniques for drug analysis and the determination of their source of manufacture