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Introduction to Forensic Science, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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About this Course

We have all seen forensic scientists in TV shows, but how do they really work? What is the science behind their work? The course aims to explain the scientific principles and techniques behind the work of forensic scientists and will be illustrated with numerous case studies from Singapore and around the world. Some questions which we will attempt to address include: How did forensics come about? What is the role of forensics in police work? Can these methods be used in non-criminal areas? Blood. What is it? How can traces of blood be found and used in evidence? Is DNA chemistry really so powerful? What happens (biologically and chemically) if someone tries to poison me? What happens if I try to poison myself? How can we tell how long someone has been dead? What if they have been dead for a really long time? Can a little piece of a carpet fluff, or a single hair, convict someone? Was Emperor Napoleon murdered by the perfidious British, or killed by his wallpaper? *For Nanyang Technological University (NTU) students, please be noted that this course will no longer be eligible for credit transfer....

Top reviews

By ER

Nov 20, 2016

This is by far one of the best courses I have taken. It's intriguing and thought-provoking while providing fascinating information and going into detail on how forensic science works.

By VV

Oct 13, 2016

Professor Roderick Bates is a fantastic lecturer. It is my first time back at school in 23 years and I followed his classes with ease. Highly recommended course for everyone.

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134 Reviews

By DIVYA PRABHA

Apr 17, 2019

interesting course for those who wish to study a budding field

By Shamas ul Rehman

Apr 12, 2019

Through Coursera I have learned many more abilities like to investigate the case, It help me to enhance my abilities very much.

Thank you Coursera...!!!

By Hardik Garg

Apr 10, 2019

A very very good course. Well explained. Lab demonstrations should be increased

By Aravind kannan

Apr 04, 2019

pretty good and knowledgable

By samavia jaan

Apr 01, 2019

its amazing and i really recommend it to others

By Dakota Tolley

Mar 26, 2019

I am so excited to continue! Already, this course has provided amazing articles and resources to help me learn!

By Kayleigh Hart

Mar 26, 2019

Very well presented,simple and covers a wide range of Forensic science

By Elise KINSEY

Mar 25, 2019

Les devoirs à rendre étaient un peu long

By Anupriya Chatterjee

Feb 11, 2019

Well laid out course. Perfect for basic introduction to various topics in forensic science

By Mandy Loe

Feb 10, 2019

Very intersting with very good explaination!!! Thank you so much!!!