Foundation DNA Recovery

Foundation DNA Recovery


A highly practical course delivered by UK vocational experts designed for investigators, crime scene technicians, forensic technicians and others involved in criminal and medico-legal investigations to develop a fundamental knowledge of DNA recovery, preservation and analysis and the practical application of the discipline in casework.

Course Modules:

• DNA and associated biology
• Blood identification
• Semen identification
• Saliva identification
• Urine identification
• Faeces identification
• Hair
• Fluorescent light sources for scene and item examination
• DNA extraction
• Quantification
• Amplification
• Capillary electrophoresis/analysis
• Data interpretation and statistics
• Legal issues
• (Y) STR analysis
• Mitochondrial DNA

Modular Approach:

Crime scene investigation will involve a series of activities which are both general and specialist focused skill areas. The Programme covers a range of modules which aim to establish the skills and advanced techniques required to successfully investigate crime scenes.

Instructor to Student Ratio:

1:5 (min 2 Instructors)

Course Duration:

14 – 26 Days (based on full course with final assessment exercises) subject to depth and language of delivery


UK or customer overseas location as required

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