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This course will present you with the fundamentals of improvised explosive devices and assess how chemical analysis techniques are applied in forensic explosives investigations.
At a glance
- 08 - 12 Feb 2021
- Duration5 days
- LocationCranfield campus
- Cost£1,750 Concessions available
Course structureOne course per year. 5 days course. This course is delivered through lectures, laboratory classes, and field exposure to IED scenarios.
What you will learn
On successful completion of the course, you should be able to:
- evaluate the methods available for the detection and analysis of explosives,
- distinguish between the types of improvised explosive device and assess the methods used to identify and investigate them,
- interpret the infrared, proton nuclear magnetic resonance and electron ionisation mass spectra of important explosive compounds,
- decide on a procedure for identifying an explosive compound.
- survey of methods used for the detection and analysis of explosives,
- types of improvised explosive devices and their investigation,
- sampling of bulk and trace explosives for forensic analysis Infrared and Raman spectroscopy,
- nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy,
- mass spectrometry techniques including isotope ratio mass spectrometry,
- chromatographic methods and detectors in explosives analysis,
- thin layer chromatography,
- gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry,
- reverse phase high performance liquid chromatography,
- ion chromatography and size exclusion chromatography capillary electrophoresis and other separation methods for explosives.
Upgrade to a professional qualification
This short course will be taught at Masters standard as it is one of the modules that comprise the postgraduate Forensic Modular Masters Programme. Registering for this accredited short course and successfully passing the associated assessment will gain you 10 Cranfield credits. These could then be used to apply for a transfer towards a PgCert/PgDip or MSc in the Forensic Programme should you wish to complete one of these courses within 5 years.
Who should attendAppropriate degree or experience.
AccreditationThe short courses are modules of the Forensic Modular Masters Programme, which is accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
There are a limited number of MOD sponsored places available.
Accommodation options and pricesPlease contact us for information regarding accommodation.
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