Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)
Domain / Subject : Mathematics & Science
Function : General
Trainer name : Susan Gurney
Starts on : 15th Jul 2014
Duration : 7 Weeks
Difficulty : Advanced
Forensic science: DNA analysis
This course will examine DNA profiling and how it can be invaluable when solving crimes. The course will be arranged around an online crime scene. Participants will identify evidence for analysis and process the results to identify which suspect committed the crime. The crime scene investigation will involve examining case studies, and how DNA evidence is evaluated and the discussion of the ethical issues involved.
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Course content overview:
This course will begin with an introduction to genetics, describing what DNA is and the basics of inheritance. There will also be an introduction to forensic science. The course will then combine these two topics to examine how DNA and genetics can be utilised in a criminal investigation. We will look at different types of DNA which might be useful in a forensic case. We will see how DNA can be collected at a crime scene, how it is examined in the laboratory and we will also analyse these DNA profiles generated in the laboratory. Throughout the course specific forensic case studies will help to illustrate the points being made. This course will look at how genetics has changed over the years and the effects that this has had to forensic investigation, we will also look at how future advances in genetics might affect future criminals and investigations.
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