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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

Apr 16, 2021

HI, I am student of forensic science and as per my knowledge this is the best course i come across.\n\nyou just need to have basic knowledge, the cases given in the course are awesome.\n\ni loved this

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......

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By Hardik G

Apr 10, 2019

A very very good course. Well explained. Lab demonstrations should be increased

By Carla P

May 27, 2020

Amazing course, amazing instructor, amazing knowledge gained from it.

Loved it!

By Ioannis N

Aug 22, 2021

The best introduction to the amazing and complex world of forensic analysis!!

By sara s

Oct 17, 2020

loved this course so much. It's so interesting and useful full of great info!

By Kelvin C

Sep 28, 2020

An excellent course. The course exercises are well designed and interesting.

By Zuzana D

Feb 20, 2018

This was the first course I took with Coursera and I found it very rewarding.

By Addie F

Feb 8, 2021

Amazing course! I love Mr. Bates and his sense of humour. I learned so much.

By Noris G

Nov 11, 2020

Muy interesante, para mí fue un éxito aprender más procesos forensic science

By Ishita P

Jun 20, 2020

Great course! All i needed! Helped me fall in love with the field even more!

By Makhado T T

Jan 21, 2020

I've learned so much and it will help me starting a career in Forensic world


Feb 9, 2019

I would recommend the course to everyone who loves smart learning Thank you.

By Jacki T

Nov 8, 2018

Fantastic! i learnt so much more than i thought i would. highly recommend!!!

By Renjitha R N

Aug 22, 2020

It helped me brush my basics and provided me with strong reasoning ability.

By Hannah K Q B

Aug 21, 2020

I had so much fun studying this course, I learned a lot! Thank you so much!

By dinkar d

Aug 4, 2020

its too good, easy to understand and very informative... thanks to Coursera

By shanu s

Jul 20, 2020

Very useful course and i personally recommend Everyone to learn this course

By Lorena L

Apr 7, 2017

I have taken many courses, but this one is really useful and knowledgeable.

By mary m

Nov 5, 2016

This corse is teaching me everything I need to know about Forensic Science!

By Mohammad M H

Aug 5, 2021

A​mazing, Well Precise and Conceptual Based Teaching with Real True Cases.

By Waqas A A

Oct 19, 2020

very good for beginners of forensics and those who want exposure about it.

By Christine C

Sep 13, 2021

Absolutely fantastic. What a lot of fun it was. Learnt a lot. LOVED IT!!


Apr 2, 2021

A gentle while interesting way to get into the world of forensic science

By Uma K

Dec 21, 2020

It was a refreshing course. I really enjoyed the questions an scenarios.

By Anna M B

Aug 20, 2020

It was very informative and enjoyable not forgetting extremely exciting.

By Arjun R M

Aug 11, 2017

Very informative course giving a lot of practical experience. Loved it.