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Forensic Science Short Course

The The Forensic Science Short Course aims to provide the learner with knowledge on Forensic Science.

Level 3 / Downloadable NCC Certificate / SHORT11

£95.00

Method of study

online

Course Title:Forensic Science Short Course

Awarding Body:Downloadable Certificate

Average Duration:10 hrs

Course Support:12 months access to course

Course Description

This Forensic Science short course will examine this fascinating subject area. Forensic Science can be simply defined as the application of science to the law. In criminal cases forensic scientists are often involved in the search for, and examination of, physical traces which might be useful for establishing or excluding an association between someone suspected of committing a crime and the scene of the crime or victim.

Such traces commonly include blood and other body fluids, hair, textile fibres from clothing etc. materials used in buildings such as paint and glass, footwear, tool and tyre marks, flammable substances used to start fires and so on. Sometimes the scientist will visit the scene itself to advice about likely sequences of events, any indicators as to who the perpetrator might be, and to join in the initial search for evidence. Other forensic scientists analyse suspected drugs of abuse, specimens from people thought to have taken them or to have been driving after drinking too much alcohol, or to have been poisoned. Yet others specialise in firearms, explosives, or documents resolving disputes as to, for example, the cause of a fire or a road accident for which damages are being claimed.

Forensic scientists can appear for either side – prosecution or defence in criminal matters, and plaintiff or defendant in civil ones. They tend to present their findings and opinions in written form either as formal statements of evidence or reports. Sometimes they are required to attend court to give their evidence in person. However, the evidence is produced and whether supporting the case for the prosecution or the defence. The evidence collected and presented by forensic scientists is subject to the rules of evidence and the provisions of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. For this reason the importance of the continuity of the chain of evidence will be stressed throughout the course.

This is a knowledge based online course, with a short multiple choice exam after you've read all of the learning material. A downloadable certificate will be available upon completion from NCC Resources

Course Info

Course Title:Forensic Science Short Course

Awarding Body:Downloadable Certificate

Average Duration:10 hrs

Course Support:12 months access to course

Previous Knowledge

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This short course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Forensic Science and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You'll have access to the course for twelve months, with no tutor support provided

Note: This is a self study short course, with a multiple choice exam for completion. You'll be provided with an NCC Certificate.

Assessment

There is no assessment, you'll complete a multiple choice exam to complete the short course.

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this short course successful learners will be awarded a downloadable PDF NCC Certificate. This is not a qualification, however it will be looked upon favorably by any existing or future employer.

  • Module 1: Pioneers of Forensic Science
  • Module 2: Case Study 1 – The Bodies under the Bridge Case
  • Module 3: Forensic Pathology
  • Module 4: Forensic Anthropology
  • Module 5: Forensic Biology
  • Module 6: Case Study 2 The Body in the Carpet
  • Module 7: Cranio-facial Reconstruction
  • Module 8: Serology – DNA – Body Fluids
  • Module 9: Case Study 3 – Who Killed Bambi?
  • Module 10: Crime Scene Management
  • Module 11: Ballistics
  • Module 12: Fingerprints
  • Module 13: Forensic Photographer
  • Module 14: Case Study 4 – Doctor Death
  • Module 15: Forensic Toxicology
  • Module 16: Disputed Documents
  • Module 17: Computer Crime
  • Module 18: Case Study 5 Miscarriages of Justice
  • Module 19: The Chain of Evidence/ the Professionalisation of the Investigative Process
  • Module 20: Case Study 6 Cold Cases
  • Module 21: Careers in Forensics

You'll have access to the course for twelve months, with no tutor support provided

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Course Description

This Forensic Science short course will examine this fascinating subject area. Forensic Science can be simply defined as the application of science to the law. In criminal cases forensic scientists are often involved in the search for, and examination of, physical traces which might be useful for establishing or excluding an association between someone suspected of committing a crime and the scene of the crime or victim.

Such traces commonly include blood and other body fluids, hair, textile fibres from clothing etc. materials used in buildings such as paint and glass, footwear, tool and tyre marks, flammable substances used to start fires and so on. Sometimes the scientist will visit the scene itself to advice about likely sequences of events, any indicators as to who the perpetrator might be, and to join in the initial search for evidence. Other forensic scientists analyse suspected drugs of abuse, specimens from people thought to have taken them or to have been driving after drinking too much alcohol, or to have been poisoned. Yet others specialise in firearms, explosives, or documents resolving disputes as to, for example, the cause of a fire or a road accident for which damages are being claimed.

Forensic scientists can appear for either side – prosecution or defence in criminal matters, and plaintiff or defendant in civil ones. They tend to present their findings and opinions in written form either as formal statements of evidence or reports. Sometimes they are required to attend court to give their evidence in person. However, the evidence is produced and whether supporting the case for the prosecution or the defence. The evidence collected and presented by forensic scientists is subject to the rules of evidence and the provisions of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. For this reason the importance of the continuity of the chain of evidence will be stressed throughout the course.

This is a knowledge based online course, with a short multiple choice exam after you've read all of the learning material. A downloadable certificate will be available upon completion from NCC Resources

Previous Knowledge

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This short course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Forensic Science and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You'll have access to the course for twelve months, with no tutor support provided

Note: This is a self study short course, with a multiple choice exam for completion. You'll be provided with an NCC Certificate.

Assessment

There is no assessment, you'll complete a multiple choice exam to complete the short course.

You'll have access to the course for twelve months, with no tutor support provided

  • Module 1: Pioneers of Forensic Science
  • Module 2: Case Study 1 – The Bodies under the Bridge Case
  • Module 3: Forensic Pathology
  • Module 4: Forensic Anthropology
  • Module 5: Forensic Biology
  • Module 6: Case Study 2 The Body in the Carpet
  • Module 7: Cranio-facial Reconstruction
  • Module 8: Serology – DNA – Body Fluids
  • Module 9: Case Study 3 – Who Killed Bambi?
  • Module 10: Crime Scene Management
  • Module 11: Ballistics
  • Module 12: Fingerprints
  • Module 13: Forensic Photographer
  • Module 14: Case Study 4 – Doctor Death
  • Module 15: Forensic Toxicology
  • Module 16: Disputed Documents
  • Module 17: Computer Crime
  • Module 18: Case Study 5 Miscarriages of Justice
  • Module 19: The Chain of Evidence/ the Professionalisation of the Investigative Process
  • Module 20: Case Study 6 Cold Cases
  • Module 21: Careers in Forensics

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this short course successful learners will be awarded a downloadable PDF NCC Certificate. This is not a qualification, however it will be looked upon favorably by any existing or future employer.

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