To support you and your education, BCIT is adapting applied learning in formats
appropriate to the unfolding global situation. Spring PTS classes are commencing with
learning delivered in an online format.
This course provides instruction in forensic biology with a focus on current short tandem repeat (STR) technologies. The design of the course follows the logical progression of a forensic DNA case by including instruction in: evidence gathering and preservation techniques, the identification of biological evidence including presumptive and confirmatory testing, the extraction, quantitation and PCR amplification analysis strategies for common types of biological evidence (bodily fluids, hard and soft tissues and "touch" DNA), and the interpretation methods utilized for single-source profiles, mixed profiles, parentage and kinship scenarios. Each module also includes practical interpretation exercises based on real case work scenarios in order to underpin the theoretical aspects of this applied forensic discipline.
Admission to a Forensic credential program or permission of the Program Coordinator.
$761.70 - $778.12 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.
Due to the current COVID situation, we are now offering this course ONLINE for the Spring/Summer term. Please note: courses in Spring/Summer will still have ‘time’ / ‘location’ indicated on the course pages, BUT unless cancelled or indicated otherwise by the PA or instructors, most will plan to run online which operates differently than in-class courses. The ONLINE offering of this course will now take place from May 4th to Aug 14th, 2020 with a 2 week break June 29th to July 12th. Students who have been accepted into a Forensics program where this course is a part of the matrix may register without any further approvals. Students who are not currently accepted in a Forensics program or, if this course is NOT part of your program matrix, please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval at BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca . For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: https://www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics
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Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.
No information on books is currently available for Spring/Summer 2020 offerings of this course.
Books for Fall 2020 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT
online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering
you are considering.
BCIT Burnaby Bookstore
If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance
Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.
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Fundamentals Of Forensic Dna Typing
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