INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Genetics and Bioengineering
||Introduction to Forensic Science
||Number of ECTS Credits
||Class Hours Per Week
||Total Hours Per Semester
||2 + 2
|Serkan DOĞAN, Assist. Prof. Dr.
||Serkan DOĞAN, Assist. Prof. Dr.
|1.Introducing to various disciplines and methodologies in the forensic sciences
2.Understanding the roles numerous scientific disciplines play in crime investigations
3.Gaining experience analyzing forensic data to identify culprits and exonerate the innocent
4. Comparing and contrast DNA isolation procedures.
5. describe how gender, mitochondrial, and Y-chromosomal DNA analyses are performed.
6.Analyzing genetic diversity in human populations.
7.list types of organisms from which DNA are commonly analyzed for forensic purposes.
- Presentation of Syllabus and Course
- Introduction to Forensic Science
- Overview and History of Forensic Science and DNA Typing
- Basics of DNA Biology and Genetics
- Historical Methods of DNA Typing
- Sample Collection, Storage, and Characterization
- DNA Extraction & DNA Quantitation
- DNA Amplification (The Polymerase Chain Reaction)
- Short Tandem Repeat Markers
- DNA Separation and Detection & STR Genotyping and Data Interpretation
- Statistical Interpretation: Evaluating the Strength of Forensic DNA Evidence
- DNA Databases & Additional Loci and Nonhuman DNA Testing
- Y Chromosome and mtDNA Testing
- Applications of DNA Typing & Case Study & Paternity testing
- Self Evaluation
| Final Exam||1||40|
- - usage all sorts of forensic and genetic analysis methods in processing human, animal and plant biological trace samples
- - collecting forensic samples for DNA analysis
- - getting experience in all sorts of theoretical knowledge in forensic science based on newest methods of DNA technology and its usage in legal medicine and juridical procedures.
- - identification based on low-copy DNA samples commonly used for identification of crime perpetrators, mass disaster casualties and paternity testing
- - understanding techniques currently used in forensic genetics including short tandem repeats (STR) analysis and interpretation, population genetics and mitochondrial and Y chromosome markers.
- • Butler JM. Fundamentals of DNA Typing: USA Elsevier Academic Press; 2010.
- • Butler JM. Forensic DNA Typing: Methodology, Technology and Genetics of STR Markers (2nd edition). London: Elsevier Academic Press; 2012.
- • Gunn A. Essential Forensic Biology (2nd edition). Chichester: John Willey & Sons; 2009.
- • Houck MM, Siegel JA. Fundamentals of Forensic Science. London: Elsevier Academic Press; 2006.
- • Various scientific papers from the journals
|ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
|Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)||16||4||64|
|Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)|| || ||0|
|Midterm Examination (1 week)|| || ||0|
|Final Examination(1 week)|| || ||0|
|Preparation for Midterm Examination|| || ||0|
|Preparation for Final Examination||5||0|