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
|Damir Marjanović, Prof. Dr.
||Damir Marjanović, Prof. Dr.
|Forensic science is the application of science to the law and encompasses various scientific disciplines. This course will introduce various methodologies and applications used in the forensic context. Real and fictitious forensic cases are used to introduce technique and theory, to demonstrate the how solving a case requires an interdisciplinary team approach and to allow you to practice your analytical and logical reasoning skills.
|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.Describing how gender, mitochondrial, and Y-chromosomal DNA analyses are performed.
5.Analyzing genetic diversity in human populations.
- Presentation of Syllabus and Course
- Introduction and History of Forensic Science
- Crime Scene Investigation
- The Nature of Evidence
- Microscopy, Chromatography, Separation methods
- Analysis of Hair and Fibers
- Document and Fingerprint Analysis
- Forensic Pathology
- Forensic Anthropology and Odontology
- Forensic Entomology
- Serology and Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
- DNA Analysis,
- Forensic Toxicology, Illicit Drugs
- Firearms and Tool Marks, Impression Evidence
- Self Evaluation
- Case Studies
| Midterm Exam(s)||1||20|
| Final Exam||1||40|
- Introducing to various disciplines and methodologies in the forensic sciences
- Understanding the nature of evidence and importance of CSI processing
- 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.
- Usage all sorts of forensic and genetic analysis methods in processing human, animal and plant biological trace samples
- Understanding the roles numerous scientific disciplines play in crime investigations
- Houck MM, Siegel JA. Fundamentals of Forensic Science. London: Elsevier Academic Press; 2010.
- Butler JM. Fundamentals of DNA Typing: USA Elsevier Academic Press; 2010.
- Gunn A. Essential Forensic Biology (2nd edition). Chichester: John Willey & Sons; 2009.
|ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
|Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)||14||2||28|
|Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)||14||2||28|
|Midterm Examination (1 week)||1||2||2|
|Final Examination(1 week)||1||2||2|
|Preparation for Midterm Examination||1||14||14|
|Preparation for Final Examination||1||15||15|
|Assignment / Homework/ Project||1||18||18|
|Seminar / Presentation||1||18||18|