66305 - Clinical and Forensic Chemistry

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Moduli: Valentina Marassi (Modulo 1) Alessandro Girolamo Rombolà (Modulo 2)
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures (Modulo 1) Traditional lectures (Modulo 2)
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Chemistry (cod. 9072)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student can recognize the analytical methodologies used in the clinical and forensic field. The student can choose and apply the most suitable analytical technique, as well as evaluate and check the analytical performance. The student also knows the legal and legal aspects in the chemical reports and the regulations and protocols related to the certifications signed by the chemist and having legal value.

Course contents

Biological sample (collection, treatment, preservation,..)

Immunological methods ( agglutination test, immunodifffusion test, immunometric methods...)

Flow cytometry (instrument and clnical and forensic application)

Metodi di analisi genica (reazioni ibridazione, PCR real time, tecniche di fingerprinting e sequenziamento, microarray)

Drug analysis for forensic toxicology (biological matrces, alchool analysis, technologies,..)

Mass spectrometry for clinical and forensic applications



-L. Spandrio “Principi e Tecniche di Chimica Clinica”, Piccin - A.J. Ninfa, D.P. Ballou “Metodologie di Base per la Biochimica
e la Biotecnologia”, Zanichelli (consultazione) - Clinical Chemistry, Principles, Techniques, and Correlations

M. L. Bishop, E. P. Fody, L. E. Schoeff, LWW Ed.

- http://www.fbi.gov/

http://www.aafs.org/ (American Academy of Forensic Sciences )

pdf paper

Teaching methods

PPt presentation

Visit to Police Laboratory

Assessment methods

Final Oral Exam on topics discussed during the lessons for the 3CFU , module 1. The final grade of the exam will be the weighted average of the evaluation for the 3 CFU and the 1 CFU of laboratory part (module 2).

Teaching tools

ppt presentation

lectuire of Scientific Police

pdf specific paper

Office hours

See the website of Valentina Marassi

See the website of Alessandro Girolamo Rombolà


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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.