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Biological Evidence and Serology

  • PHA 6853 Biological Evidence and Serology

    Credits: 3


    This course is structured to provide the basic concepts of forensic serology as it applies to the collection, preservation and testing of biological evidence. Each module will be supplemented with figures, animations, and links to appropriate websites that will provide the materials necessary for course completion. This course will use an ongoing case study to reinforce concepts and to combine individual topics covered in each module. Grades will be based on performance on the assignments accompanying each module, as well as online quizzes. Other activities will include online discussions of course topics and current issues that relate to forensic serology and biological evidence.


    Please review our recommended course order.


    Module Topic
    Module 1 Crime Scene Investigation – Biological Evidence
    Module 2 Processing Biological Evidence
    Module 3 Laboratory Analysis of Biological Evidence (Blood)
    Module 4 Laboratory Analysis of Biological Evidence (Semen and Other Biological Evidence)
    Module 5 Species of Origin and Serology Separation Techniques
    Module 6 Introduction to Blood Spatter
    Module 7 Introduction to DNA Analysis
    Module 8 Court Room Testimony

    Recommended Materials

    Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, Fourth Edition (Hardcover)
    Author: Stuart H. James, Jon J. Nordby Ph.D., Suzanne Bell
    Publisher: CRC; 4th edition (January 13, 2014)
    Language: English
    IISBN-10: 1439853835
    ISBN-13: 978-1439853832

    CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group LLC, Routledge
    6000 Broken Sound Pkwy, NW
    Suite 300
    Boca Raton FL 33487
    United States of America
    tel: (561) 998-2585
    fax: (561) 361-6049

    Criminalistics: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques,
    Author: Richard Saferstein
    Publisher: Prentice Hall College Div;
    10th Edition (1/13/2010)
    ISBN 978135045206

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