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Forensic Science
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Course Introduction:
This level 4 Diploma in Forensic Science is specially designed for the students who are
seeking comprehensive course in this field for their future bright and successful. This
Diploma has 20 modules explores the Forensic science in- depth.
Module 1: The Crime Scene
This module will focus on crime scene and will make you understand with the importance
of time, care and detail when evaluating a crime scene. It will also let you know about
Locard’s Exchange Principle, the ‘Golden Hour’ and ‘Fast Track Action’, identification,
preservation, collection, documentation and preservation of evidence.
Module 2: Evidence
Module 2 will elaborate the legal categories of evidence in criminal investigation and
identify the difference between individual and class characteristics of evidence.
Module 3: Biological Evidence
This Module deals with biological evidences and the collection of these evidences during
the Forensic investigation.
Module 4: Non Biological Trace Evidence
Module 4 takes a closer look at non-biological trace evidence including how and why this is
collected and how non-biological trace evidence connects victim and offender to the crime
Module 5: Fingerprint Evidence
This module investigates the uniqueness of fingerprints and their value as evidence.
Module 6: Ballistics Evidence
In this module, we will discover how and why Ballistics/Firearms Evidence, expended
ammunition and gunshot residue (GSR) are recovered at the crime scene.
Module 7: Evidence of Arson
Module 7 examines the difference between arson and accidental fires. This module looks at
the fire triangle concept before going on to investigate what evidence is collected to
establish the causes and origin of a fire, and the evidential value of accelerants and how
these are collected at the scene.
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Module 8: Evidence at the Explosive Scene
Module 8 explores the difference between an accidental explosion and the triggering of a
bomb and investigates how and why the bomb scene is processed.
Module 9: Forensic Pathology at the Crime Scene
In module 9 of this Level 4 Forensic Science Diploma the role of both the Coroner and
Pathologist will be explored. The student will investigate how and what evidence is
collected at the murder scene and how biological processes are used to estimate the time
of death.
Module 10: Forensic Pathology at the Mortuary
Module 10 of the Forensic Science Diploma examines how and why an autopsy is carried
out, investigating some of the many ways in which death can occur and how the forensic
pathologist recognizes them.
Module 11: Forensic Anthropology
In module 11, the student will examine the role of the forensic anthropologist, investigate
the anthropological determination of gender, and investigate age, ethnicity and the
anthropological determination of height weight and individual differences.
Module 12: Forensic Odontology
Module 12 examines the role of the Forensic Odontologist, how the characteristics of
human dentition can be used to help identify human remains.
Module 13: Forensic Entomology
In module 13 the student will examine the role of the forensic entomologist, investigate
arthropods and insects and their role in determining PMI, examine the actions of the
forensic entomologist, crime scene investigator at the scene, investigate the life cycle of
the blowfly, factors in its development and its importance in determining PMI and how the
forensic entomologist maintains the chain of evidence.
Module 14: Forensic Botany
Module 14 examines the role of the forensic botanist, investigates the sub discipline of
palynology, anatomy and dendrochronology, plant ecology and investigates limnology.
Module 15: Forensic Serology
In module 15 the student will examine the role of the forensic serologist, investigate blood
typing, investigate the analysis of blood, semen, saliva other bodily fluids in the
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Module 16: DNA Typing (Fingerprinting)
Module 16 covers DNA and its structure, DNA coding, DNA testing and profiling and the
National DNA database and the legislation that supports it.
Module 17: Forensic Toxicology
In module 17 the student will investigate toxicology and the role of the forensic
toxicologist, examine presumptive and confirmatory testing for drugs and poisons and
revise chain of evidence maintenance in respect of toxicological samples.
Module 18: Forensic Firearms Investigation
Module 18 looks into the role of the firearms examiner, firearms identification, ammunition
comparison, distance and angle of trajectory, identification of trace evidence and analysis
of gunshot residue and serial number restoration.
Module 19: Questioned Documents
In module 19 the student will examine questioned documents and the role of the
questioned document examiner, examine handwriting analysis, investigate the
examination of typewriters and typewritten documents, word processors and printed
documents and investigate the examination of forged documents, the examination of inks
and papers and document verification.
Module 20: Forensic Vehicle Examination
Module 20 of the Forensic Science Level 4 Diploma covers the investigate forensic vehicle
examination and the forensic vehicle examiner, the role of the forensic vehicle examiner in
respect of fatal road traffic accidents, motor vehicle paint chip analysis and motor vehicle
glass analysis.
We aim to provide you affordable and flexible way to further your education, the course
therefore offers you the best deal available. The registration fee, certification fee, and full
tutor support- all this is included in the course price.
Course Benefits:
The course comes with the following benefits:
Accredited Certificate
Complete Tutor Support
Co-operative environment.
You can study from anywhere around the world.
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This course covers the following Units:
The Crime Scene
Biological Evidence
Non Biological Trace Evidence
Fingerprint Evidence
Ballistics Evidence
Evidence of Arson
Evidence at the Explosive Scene
Forensic Pathology at the Crime Scene
Forensic Pathology at the Mortuary
Forensic Anthropology
Forensic Odontology
Forensic Entomology
Forensic Botany
Forensic Serology
DNA Typing (Fingerprinting)
Forensic Toxicology
Forensic Firearms Investigation
Questioned Documents
Forensic Vehicle Examination
How will I study?
When you enrol on this course you are assigned a personal
expert tutor, to guide and encourage you throughout your
studies with the College. Your tutor will be available
throughout your course to give you help with specific issues,
and difficult topics.
Relevant practical exercises and projects are introduced
throughout the course aimed at applying the theory and
skills learnt. You complete all this work under the supervision and guidance of your tutor who provides you feedback
on your assignments and course work on regular basis
throughout your course.
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed
to provide you with everything required to complete your
Forensic Science Diploma. You will have your own dedicated
tutor who will guide you through your course work and
answer any questions you may have during your Forensic
Science Diploma. Additionally our Help Desk will provide you
with any practical advice by email or phone.
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Length of the Course:
240 Hours
Entry Requirement:
There is no particular entry
requirement for this course.
What will I get?
Forensic Sciences Diploma
(Paper Version) Level 4
( This course is accredited
from NCFE under IIQ
Was: £495.00
Now: £396.00
Brentwood Open Learning College
Cardiff House
Cardiff Road
CF63 2AW
United Kingdom
Ph: 00 44 292 0026 229
Email: [email protected]
I live outside the UK can I still study with you?
The student will be required to demonstrate their personal learning and thinking skills by
means of self and tutor assessed activities. Throughout the course the student will be
expected to demonstrate reflective learning by evaluating their strengths and limitations
as learners, setting themselves realistic goals and criteria for success, monitoring their
own progress and acting on feedback to make changes necessary to improvement of their
Course Accreditation
This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which
has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition
to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of
achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the
needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning
outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 4 (using Of qual's Qualification and Credit
Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty,
and level of achievement involved.
How to Apply?
Online: you can enroll online by completing the Apply Online form on
Email: [email protected] and we will send you all the course
information along
with the application form which you can fill in and return to us on the same email. After
processing your application form we will send you an invoice for the payment of your fee
along with guidance on making payment.
Payment Methods
We at BOLC offer you the variety of payment methods to make the payment this process
easily manageable.
You can choose any of the following methods to pay your fee:
Credit or Debit Card
Bank Transfer
Western Union
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