MELS 411

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