FRS 303: Forensic Practical I


Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, students would be able to:
1. determine blood group from fresh and old blood stains;
2. perform catalytic and crystal tests for blood;
3. determine species of origin of blood samples;
4. perform bloodstain pattern analysis;

5. analyse various biological fluids, including urine, saliva, sweat and semen;
6. examine and identify diatoms, pollen grains and spores of forensic significance;
7. study life cycle of blowflies;
8. examine and identify different types of hair samples.

Course Contents
Blood Group analysis from fresh and old blood stains. Catalytic and crystal tests for blood. Determination of species of origin; Blood stain pattern analysis. Analysis of biological fluids (semen, saliva, sweat, urine). Photography of bite marks and skid marks. Preparation of permanent slides by using maceration technique of various forensic materials of plant origin. Study of pollen grains and spores of forensic significance. Identification of pollen grains and diatoms. Study of life cycle of blowflies. Study of structure of hair; Finding results of different logic gates and their combinations; Working with Windows – File (creation, modification, deletion, attributes), Folder (creation, nesting, attributes). Working with Linux – File (creation, modification, deletion, attributes), Various commands on Linux (basic utility commands e.g. Date Viva-Voce, Cal etc.). Obtaining and process information (Windows)