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Shareable Certificate
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100% online
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Approx. 20 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Greek, Spanish

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Information

1 hour to complete
7 readings
7 readings
Course Overview10m
Connect With Us10m
Your Instructor10m
Glossary10m
Recommended Readings10m
Credits10m
Code of Conduct10m
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Forensic Science

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 108 min), 1 reading
11 videos
Week 1 - 1 Basic Ideas in Forensic Science6m
Week 1 - 2 What is Forensic Science?12m
Week 1 - 3 Application of Forensic Science8m
Week 1 - 4 Limits of Forensic Science10m
Week 1 - 5 Locard's Exchange Principle8m
Week 1 - 6 Roberto Calvi Case8m
Week 1 - 7 Buck Ruxton & the Jigsaw Murders Case6m
Week 1 - 8 Forensic Laboratories18m
Week 1 - 9 Reconstruction & Re-enactment18m
Week 1 - 10 The Woodchipper Murder Case; Summary9m
1 reading
Lecture Materials10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Chemical Analysis in Forensic Science

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 105 min), 1 reading
12 videos
Week 2A - 1 Introduction to Atomic Structure16m
Week 2A - 2 Structure of the Atom15m
Week 2A - 3 Elemental Analysis3m
Week 2A - 4 Analysis of Microscopic Objects3m
Week 2A - 5 Napoleon Case9m
Week 2A - 6 JFK Assassination Case4m
Week 2A - 7 "Adam" Case; Summary7m
Week 2B - 1 Introduction to Chromatography15m
Week 2B - 2 GC & HPLC11m
Week 2B - 3 Infrared Spectroscopy7m
Week 2B - 4 Mass Spectrometry; Summary9m
1 reading
Lecture Materials10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Time of Death; Blood

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 92 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
Week 3A - 2 Decomposing Bodies I (Putrefaction)6m
Week 3A - 3 Decomposing Bodies II (Forensic Entomology)11m
Week 3A - 4 Analysis of Skeletal Remains I8m
Week 3A - 5 Analysis of Skeletal Remains II11m
Week 3A - 6 Ötzi Case; Summary3m
Week 3B - 1 Blood13m
Week 3B - 2 Tests for Blood6m
Week 3B - 3 Precipitin Technology3m
Week 3B - 4 Blood Spatter Analysis8m
Week 3B - 5 Lord Lucan Case; Summary7m
1 reading
Lecture Materials10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 (MCQ Set 1)30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

DNA in Forensics

3 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 79 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
12 videos
Week 4 - 1 Introduction to DNA16m
Week 4 - 2 Techniques used in DNA Profiling8m
Week 4 - 3 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)4m
Week 4 - 4 Short Tandem Repeats (STR)12m
Week 4 - 5 Colin Pitchfork Case5m
Week 4 - 6 Cold Cases I4m
Week 4 - 7 Cold Cases II3m
Week 4 - 8 Early Uses of DNA Profiling6m
Week 4 - 9 Mitochondrial DNA9m
Week 4 - 10 DNA Profiling of Other Species2m
Week 4 - 11 Peter Falconio & Joanne Lees Case; Summary6m
1 reading
Lecture Materials10m

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