Forensic Biomedicine

MELT 401 Forensic Biomedicine

COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title:                Forensic Biomedicine.
Code:                          MELT 401.
Hours:                         Lec – 2 Hrs.    Lab – 0 Hrs.    Cln – 0 Hr.    Credit hrs. – 2.
Prerequisite:                MELT 305.
Level/Semester:           4th level - Fall.
Department offering the course:     Medical Laboratory Technology/Faculty of Health Sciences.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is involved with understanding basic concepts in forensic biology/biomedicine and crime scene investigation.

COURSE AIM
Forensic Biomedicine is cutting-edge field in the arena of medical criminology. The medical laboratory technologist is systematically introduced to the following topics: What a forensic scientist does; The role of the forensic pathologist; Investigation of traumatic deaths; Forensic toxicology; Crime scene investigation (CSI); Recognition and identification of bloodstain patterns; The forensic laboratory; Identification of biological fluids and stains; Techniques of DNA analysis; Microanalysis and examination of trace evidence; Fingerprints; Use of computers in forensic science; and Countering chaos: Logic, ethics, and the criminal justice system.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS
Illustrated lecture using personal computer, data show and white board.
Laboratory experiments
Research work.
Group discussion.
Video films.

LIST OF REFERENCES
Forensic Science; 3rd Edition (2011) – Andrew Jackson and Julie Jackson. Pearson Higher Education Publishing (http://www.pearsonhighered.com).
DNA Evidence and Forensic Science; 1st Edition, 2008. David E. Newton. Facts on File Publisher (www.factsonfile.com).
Forensic Criminology; 1st Edition, 2010. Wayne A. Petherick. Academic Press, Elsevier Publishing (www.elsevier.com).
Forensic Science: Fundamentals and Investigations; 1st Edition, 2008. Anthony J. Bertino. South-Western, Cengage Learning (www.cengage.com).
Fundamentals of Forensic Science; 2nd Edition, 2010. Max M. Houck. Academic Press, Elsevier Publishing (www.elsevier.com).
Handbook of Forensic Assessment: Psychological and Psychiatric Perspectives; 1st Edition, 2010. Eric Y. Drogin. John Wiley & Sons (www.wiley.com).
Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science; 1st Edition, 2009. Allan Jamieson. John Wiley & Sons (www.wiley.com).
http://ohfrnscm.oxfordmedicine.com/