Study House Ltd

Forensic Science Level 3

Study House Ltd

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Important information

Typology Course
Methodology Distance Learning
Class hours 150h
Duration 1 Year
Start Different dates available
Delivery of study materials Yes
Support service Yes
Personal tutor Yes
  • Course
  • Distance Learning
  • 150h
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:
    Different dates available
  • Delivery of study materials
  • Support service
  • Personal tutor

The aim of this self-study course is to provide a comprehensive guide to crime detection and examines in detail a range of techniques used for scientific evaluation of evidence. This is an ideal course for anyone wishing to improve their knowledge of crime and its detection.
Suitable for: This programme is designed for anyone interested in crime and learning more about crime detection.

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Where and when
Starts Location
Different dates available
Distance Learning
Starts Different dates available
Distance Learning

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· Requirements

No prior knowledge or qualifications are required to study this course.


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What you'll learn on the course

Skills and Training
Analysis methodologies
Presentation Skills
Forensic science

Teachers and trainers (1)

Nicola Kirkham Kirkham
Nicola Kirkham Kirkham
Development Manager

Course programme

Course Contents

Unit 1 Introduction to forensic science

· What is forensic science? · Scientific disciplines o Chemistry o Biology o Computing

Unit 2 Crime scene investigations

· The role of the forensic science services · Health and Safety · Crime scene preservation · Documentation of the scene and its evidence · Recognition and recovery of physical evidence · Transportation and storage and of evidence · Chain of custody

Unit 3 Investigating computer based electronic evidence

· Gathering digital forensic evidence · Common types of storage devices · Recovering and packaging of digital evidence · Transporting digital evidence · Written records · Principles of gathering digital forensic evidence

Unit 4 Crime scene equipment

· General equipment · Optional equipment · Specialised equipment

Unit 5 Analysis of crime scene evidence

· Inspect and prepare submitted items

· A range of chemical, biological and physical techniques applied to forensic analysis.

o DNA analysis o Body fluid analysis o Bloodstain pattern analysis o Fingerprint analysis o Physical impression and imprints analysis o Trace evidence analysis o Arson analysis o Explosives analysis o Ballistics analysis o Drug analysis o Documents analysis o Digital equipment analysis · Interpreting results

Unit 6 Presentation of evidence

· Presenting findings · Written and oral skills · Computing skills


Each element is followed by a written assignment, which is submitted and then marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Study Method

The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment.

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