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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Introduction to Forensic Science by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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About the Course

We have all seen forensic scientists in TV shows, but how do they really work? What is the science behind their work? The course aims to explain the scientific principles and techniques behind the work of forensic scientists and will be illustrated with numerous case studies from Singapore and around the world. Some questions which we will attempt to address include: How did forensics come about? What is the role of forensics in police work? Can these methods be used in non-criminal areas? Blood. What is it? How can traces of blood be found and used in evidence? Is DNA chemistry really so powerful? What happens (biologically and chemically) if someone tries to poison me? What happens if I try to poison myself? How can we tell how long someone has been dead? What if they have been dead for a really long time? Can a little piece of a carpet fluff, or a single hair, convict someone? Was Emperor Napoleon murdered by the perfidious British, or killed by his wallpaper? *For Nanyang Technological University (NTU) students, please be noted that this course will no longer be eligible for credit transfer....

Top reviews

Nov 12, 2020

Thanks to Mr Roderick Wayland Bates for his simple and vivid explanation .....I liked his way of presentation... The course was really very useful and the case studies were thought provoking......

Jun 17, 2020

The training and instruction received in the course of the program were an excellent one. It exposed me to various techniques used for crime investigation. Generally, I had an awesome experience.

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By jagjit

Sep 21, 2018

Awesome Course, lots of learning. I learnt good deal.

By Haitham I M A

Aug 25, 2020


My name Haitham

I am happy to be in this class

By Brandy A

Oct 24, 2018

Soooo interesting. Loved the real life case studies.

By Ioanna B

May 20, 2020

Very great and informative with varied case studies

By Samridhi s

May 18, 2020

Very helpful course for a forensic science student,

By Ashfaq A k

Jul 17, 2019

learn a lot from this course and thanks to coursera

By Joyce J

Aug 12, 2018

Incredibly interesting! Would definitely recommend.

By Katrina S

Jun 4, 2019

In week 3 of this course and absolutely loving it.

By Alessandra V C M

Feb 8, 2019

amazing job! Hope a second edition of this course!

By Ana M J O

Jul 25, 2020

muy buen curso, completo, el instructor muy bueno


Oct 17, 2020

I enjoy a lot , and thanks for this oppurtunity.

By Islam M E E

Jun 24, 2017

Excellent job Dr.Rodrick! i want more lectures..


Jun 30, 2016

Very funny and interesting.

Also pretty practical

By samavia j

Apr 1, 2019

its amazing and i really recommend it to others

By Jinping S

Feb 2, 2018

This is one of the best courses in MOOC domain.

By Lizette J J

Sep 23, 2020

This course is so fun and easy to understand.

By Rao U K

Sep 8, 2020

I really liked doing this course on Coursera!

By Haider A

May 21, 2020

Excellent course with an excellent Professor!

By Janvi T

Aug 27, 2019

Awesome experience learned lots of new stuff.

By Jesus I C

Dec 14, 2019

i enjoyed the course and will start working.

By Alexandre d O

Jul 15, 2020

Curso interessante e muito bem estruturado.

By Salman A

Nov 10, 2017

Very informative and interesting course....

By Karanam Y

Sep 2, 2017

Good Course, worth to spend time and money.

By vanish

Aug 12, 2020

Reviews, ideas and new things.

Nice course

By Lawzha L

Jan 31, 2018

a really interesting and informing course