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Forensic Sampling – Innovations for the 21st Century

Is your knowledge up to date with the latest recommendations for the collection of forensic specimens from complainants and suspects? With the recent advances in forensic science, do the facilities used for the forensic clinical examination and the equipment provided (including forensic kits) fulfil the current requirements for the reducing the potential for DNA contamination?

 

This course will be lecture based with presentations from forensic scientists, police, and the Forensic Science Regulator, Dr Gillian Tully. There will be time for discussion of illustrative case studies.

 

The learning objectives of the course are:

  • To describe the role of the Forensic Science Regulator;
  • To discuss the recent changes to the recommendations for the collection of forensic specimens from complainants and suspects and the evidence that underpins the recommendations;
  • To explain the advances in forensic science that support the current DNA anticontamination guidance;
  • Management of a crime scene and the role of a HCP called to pronounce life extinct.

 

The programme can be viewed here.


If you have any queries, please contact forensic.medicine@fflm.ac.uk.


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