Certificate Course in Forensic Science


Are you fascinated by solving mysteries, exploring crime scenes, and revealing hidden truths? Look no further – our Certificate Course in Forensic Science is tailor-made for aspiring students, lawyers, and professionals like you! This course serves as a comprehensive exploration of various forensic disciplines, offering participants hands-on experiences that transcend textbook knowledge. Whether you are a student aspiring to get awed by the mysteries of crime scenes or a professional seeking to enhance your expertise, join us in this enlightening venture where science meets investigation, and every piece of evidence holds the key to solving complex cases.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acquire a profound understanding of forensic science, covering areas such as crime scene investigation and management, forensic anthropology, questioned documents, fingerprints, toxicology, and forensic medicine.
  2. Learn state-of-the-art forensic techniques, including evidence collection, preservation, and analysis, with a focus on real-world applications.
  3. Explore the legal implications of forensic science, understanding how findings contribute to legal proceedings, court presentations, and investigations.
  4. Develop a versatile skill set that opens doors to diverse career paths in law enforcement, criminal justice, private investigation, and forensic laboratories.
  5. Receive a prestigious Certificate of Completion, validating the mastery of forensic science skills and knowledge.

Weeks and Topics:

  • Week 1: Introduction To Forensic Science (Quiz 1)
  • Week 2: Document Examination (Quiz 2)
  • Week 3: Fingerprint Examination (Quiz 3)
  • Week 4: Crime Scene Investigation (Quiz 4)
  • Week 5: Forensic Psychology (Quiz 5)
  • Week 6: Introduction to Forensic Medicine (Quiz 6)
  • Week 7: Forensic Anthropology (Quiz 7)
  • Week 8: Forensic Examination of Edible Items (Final Exam)

Suggested Readings:

  • Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques by Stuart H. James.
  • Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science by Richard Saferstein.
  • Forensic Science: Fundamentals & Investigations by Anthony J. Bertino.

Grading Policy:

Course grades are based on the following criteria:

  • Quizzes (10 points each): 50
  • Final Exam: 50

Course participants need to achieve at least 70% on the quizzes and maintain a minimum attendance of 75% to successfully complete the course.