FRS 102: Introductory Forensic Science

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the historical developments that gave birth to forensic science, emphasizing facts and time lines of events;
  2. describe the scope and branches of forensic science;
  3. explain legal and medical aspects of forensic science, including documentation and court presentations;
  4. describe basic analytical techniques used in forensic science; and
  5. describe the procedures used for detection, preservation, classification and analysis of fingerprints.

Course Contents

Historical development of Forensic Science. Scopes/ areas in Forensic Science. Medical and legal aspects of forensic science. Analytical techniques in forensic science. Documentation and court presentation. Fingerprint: detecting and preservation of developed finger prints from crime scene, patterns/classification of finger prints and analysis of finger prints