Forensic Science

Course Code: NATS 1575 A 3.0

Instructor's Name: Raji Iyer

Course Description:

This course uses the versatile and fascinating field of Forensic Science to introduce the science in drug analysis, toxins, soil, glass, paint and fire residues. Topics such as blood spatter evidence, chromatography, DNA testing, gunshot residues, fibres, and fingerprinting will be covered. Case studies will range from use of forensic entomology in estimation time of death to tracing explosives in bomb blasts, plant DNA, heavy metal poisoning, use of hair analysis in solving a crime, importance of bite mark evidence and the role of Forensic Odontology in DNA. Videos featuring investigative techniques in crime and the societal relevance and legal ramifications involved will be considered.

Course Format:

Three lecture hours per week.

Course Credit Exclusions:

NCR Note: This course is not available for credit for any students who have taken or who are taking SC/CHEM 1000 3.00 or SC/CHEM 1001 3.00 or the equivalents.

Mathematical Content:

Minimal simple arithmetical calculation at about the Grade 11 level.

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