Forensic Science I-Grade 9

Duration

10 Months

Prerequisites

Student Must Have Completed Grade 8

Requirements

None

Course Summary

This course examines the latest forensic techniques and innovations used to solve crimes. It also focuses on basic scientific principles and laboratory processes used in the field, such as DNA testing, presumptive tests, and material analysis. Investigative experiences for students include electrophoresis and evidence analysis techniques such as fingerprinting, blood typing, and fiber analysis. Students also study crime scene investigation (CSI) and evidence collection using mock crime scenes.

MAJOR TOPICS AND CONCEPTS

  Semester 1

  • Introduction to Forensics
  • Tracing evidence
  • Genetic evidence 

  Semester 2

  • Pattern evidence
  • Biochemical evidence
  • Projectile and Flammable evidence
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