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We have all seen forensic scientists in TV shows, but how do they really work? What is the science behind their work? The course aims to explain the scientific principles and techniques behind the work of forensic scientists and will be illustrated with numerous case studies from Singapore and around the world. Some questions which we will attempt to address include: How did forensics come about? What is the role of forensics in police work? Can these methods be used in non-criminal areas? Blood. What is it? How can traces of blood be found and used in evidence? Is DNA chemistry really so powerful? What happens (biologically and chemically) if someone tries to poison me? What happens if I try to poison myself? How can we tell how long someone has been dead? What if they have been dead for a really long time? Can a little piece of a carpet fluff, or a single hair, convict someone? Was Emperor Napoleon murdered by the perfidious British, or killed by his wallpaper? *For Nanyang Technological University (NTU) students, please be noted that this course will no longer be eligible for credit transfer....
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Cours en ligne à 100 %

Commencez dès maintenant et apprenez aux horaires qui vous conviennent.
Calendar

Dates limites flexibles

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Clock

Recommandé : 3 hours/week

Approx. 24 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English, Vietnamese, Greek

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Section
Clock
1 heure pour terminer

Information

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Reading
7 lectures
Reading7 lectures
Course Overview10 min
Connect With Us10 min
Your Instructor10 min
Glossary10 min
Recommended Readings10 min
Credits10 min
Code of Conduct10 min
Clock
2 heures pour terminer

Introduction to Forensic Science

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Reading
11 vidéos (Total 108 min), 1 lecture
Video11 vidéos
Week 1 - 1 Basic Ideas in Forensic Science6 min
Week 1 - 2 What is Forensic Science?12 min
Week 1 - 3 Application of Forensic Science8 min
Week 1 - 4 Limits of Forensic Science10 min
Week 1 - 5 Locard's Exchange Principle8 min
Week 1 - 6 Roberto Calvi Case8 min
Week 1 - 7 Buck Ruxton & the Jigsaw Murders Case6 min
Week 1 - 8 Forensic Laboratories18 min
Week 1 - 9 Reconstruction & Re-enactment18 min
Week 1 - 10 The Woodchipper Murder Case; Summary9 min
Reading1 lecture
Lecture Materials10 min

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Section
Clock
2 heures pour terminer

Chemical Analysis in Forensic Science

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Reading
12 vidéos (Total 105 min), 1 lecture
Video12 vidéos
Week 2A - 1 Introduction to Atomic Structure16 min
Week 2A - 2 Structure of the Atom15 min
Week 2A - 3 Elemental Analysis3 min
Week 2A - 4 Analysis of Microscopic Objects3 min
Week 2A - 5 Napoleon Case9 min
Week 2A - 6 JFK Assassination Case4 min
Week 2A - 7 "Adam" Case; Summary7 min
Week 2B - 1 Introduction to Chromatography15 min
Week 2B - 2 GC & HPLC11 min
Week 2B - 3 Infrared Spectroscopy7 min
Week 2B - 4 Mass Spectrometry; Summary9 min
Reading1 lecture
Lecture Materials10 min

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Section
Clock
2 heures pour terminer

Time of Death; Blood

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Reading
11 vidéos (Total 92 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video11 vidéos
Week 3A - 2 Decomposing Bodies I (Putrefaction)6 min
Week 3A - 3 Decomposing Bodies II (Forensic Entomology)11 min
Week 3A - 4 Analysis of Skeletal Remains I8 min
Week 3A - 5 Analysis of Skeletal Remains II11 min
Week 3A - 6 Ötzi Case; Summary3 min
Week 3B - 1 Blood13 min
Week 3B - 2 Tests for Blood6 min
Week 3B - 3 Precipitin Technology3 min
Week 3B - 4 Blood Spatter Analysis8 min
Week 3B - 5 Lord Lucan Case; Summary7 min
Reading1 lecture
Lecture Materials10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 3 (MCQ Set 1)30 min

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Section
Clock
3 heures pour terminer

DNA in Forensics

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Reading
12 vidéos (Total 79 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video12 vidéos
Week 4 - 1 Introduction to DNA16 min
Week 4 - 2 Techniques used in DNA Profiling8 min
Week 4 - 3 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)4 min
Week 4 - 4 Short Tandem Repeats (STR)12 min
Week 4 - 5 Colin Pitchfork Case5 min
Week 4 - 6 Cold Cases I4 min
Week 4 - 7 Cold Cases II3 min
Week 4 - 8 Early Uses of DNA Profiling6 min
Week 4 - 9 Mitochondrial DNA9 min
Week 4 - 10 DNA Profiling of Other Species2 min
Week 4 - 11 Peter Falconio & Joanne Lees Case; Summary6 min
Reading1 lecture
Lecture Materials10 min
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par ERNov 20th 2016

This is by far one of the best courses I have taken. It's intriguing and thought-provoking while providing fascinating information and going into detail on how forensic science works.

par VVOct 13th 2016

Professor Roderick Bates is a fantastic lecturer. It is my first time back at school in 23 years and I followed his classes with ease. Highly recommended course for everyone.

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Roderick Bates

Associate Professor
Division of Chemistry & Biological Chemistry | School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences

À propos de Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 13th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities. NTU has about 33,000 students in the colleges of engineering, science, business, education, humanities, arts, social sciences. Its medical school is set up jointly with Imperial College London. A melting pot of international award-winning scientists, young talents and eminent global partners, NTU is also home to several world-class research institutes that builds on its strengths in interdisciplinary research....

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