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Forensic Genetics

  • PHA 6855 Forensic Genetics

    Credits: 3


    This is a foundation course in human molecular genetics designed to provide an understanding of basic genetic principles. This precursor to forensic DNA analysis will address some of the important issues in genetics including genome mapping and the role of gene dysfunction in disease.


    Please review our recommended course order.


    Module Topic
    Module 1 Introduction to Forensic Genetics
    Module 2 The Basic Principles of Inheritance
    Module 3 The Molecular Structure of Chromosomes and DNA Replication
    Module 4 Making Genes Work
    Module 5 Population Genetics and The Human Genome Project
    Module 6 DNA Profiling and Forensic Investigation
    Module 7 Interpretation and Applications of Forensic DNA Analysis
    Module 8 Mutation and DNA Repair

    Recommended Materials

    Human and Molecular Genetics
    Author: Peter Sudbery
    Publisher: Pearson Education Limited; 2nd edition (3/1/2002)
    ISBN: 0130428116

    Pearson Education Limited
    United Kingdom

    Author: P.C. Winter, G.I. Hickley and H.L. Fletcher
    Publisher: BIOS Scientific Publishers Limited; 2nd edition (6/1/2002)
    ISBN: 1859962629

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