Forensic science is an exciting and ever-changing field of study, one that focuses on the practical application of scientific theory across a wide range of disciplines, as has been brought into the public eye through numerous television series. This course will provide you with an introduction to the field and its key techniques, uses, and history.
Students taking this course will see that the reality of forensic science, and its role in criminal investigations, is very different to how it is presented in TV dramas such as CSI. This course will provide you with an overview of forensic science, covering the history of the practice, its relationship with the British legal system, its numerous disciplines, and the work typically encountered by a forensic scientist.
This course consists of 4 X interactive lectures – audio recordings with accompanying presentation material – each taking approximately 1 hour to complete. Our unique, on-demand, interactive delivery system means that students are able to start instantly and work through material at their own pace. The interactive format ensures that the learning process is engaging and enjoyable, with regular quizzes and exams to enable students to check that they are following the topics covered. The course is available to start instantly online – once enrolled, you can get started straight away.
Quizzes and Exams
Why Take this Course?
This course is ideal preparation for students thinking of studying forensic science, biochemistry, law, and related subjects at university, exploring a range of academic theory and practical methods.
Aims and Objectives
- To understand what differentiates forensic science from other science subjects
- To gain an insight into what it is like working as a forensic scientist
- To examine some of the key techniques that a forensic scientist would use when examining a crime scene
Key Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students will be able to:
- Discuss the various roles and applications of forensic science in the present day, particularly in a legal context
- Understand the fundamental principles of crime scene analysis (and how they differ from those popularised in the media!)