Forensic Biotechnology and DNA Fingerprinting
IFS EDUCATION DEPT. ONLINE AND E-STUDY COURSES: (Revised on: 10 Aug. 2009 / 2012)
FORENSIC BIOTECHNOLOGY AND DNA FINGERPRINTING- SYLLABUS - Course Code: FBD-002
INTRODUCTION: Forensic science is a vital instrument for the detection or investigation of crime and the administration of justice, providing crucial information about the evidence found at crime scene, it is especially important that the training and education of forensic scientists provide a solid scientific background and a broad base in criminalistics. The validity of those results depends on the knowledge, skills, and experience of the forensic scientists working to obtain them. A forensic scientist must be capable of integrating knowledge and skills in the examination, analysis, interpretation, reporting, and testimonial support of evidence. Forensic analysis of biological evidence using biotechnology methods is increasingly important in criminal investigations. DNA forensics is now revolutionizing many aspects of criminal investigation. Analysis of DNA samples allows precise identifications to be made from very tiny bits of evidence collected at the crime scene. The most important legal issues revolve around the constitutionality of compulsory DNA testing at the time of arrest and the use of DNA profiling and population databases in police investigations. These are all Fourth Amendment issues and privacy concerns. Starting in 1999, for example, the U.S. government began taking samples of blood for DNA records on 99.8% of all babies born. According to various web resources- DNA Analyst can earn salary as $62,000 - $75,000 / Year. Supervisory DNA Analyst or Forensic Biotechnologist can earn $6,000 per month. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median hourly earnings of forensic science technicians are about $21.79 per hour and Those in private practice who offer consulting services typically earn more.
Course Contents / Topics: Introduction to Forensic Science, Forensic Biotechnology, Forensic Genetics, Forensic Agriculture, DNA fingerprinting / DNA Profiling / DNA Testing; History of DNA fingerprinting; Ethics, Rules and Procedures; Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP); Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD); Amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP); Microsatellites; PCR amplifications; Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNuPs); Genetic linkage mapping; Physical mapping of the genome; BAC end sequencing; Extract DNA from blood and biological material; and other tests for DNA; DNA Testing Tool, Kits and Equipment etc...
ABOVE COURSE IS AVAILABLE IN FOLLOWING MODES-
ONLINE, E-STUDY COURSES CERTIFICATION FEES: (Revised on: 16 Jun 2016)
|Course / Certification Type||Fee (INR)Indian Students||Fee (USD)International Students||Max. Duration|
|Short Term Certificate in Forensic Biotechnology and DNA Fingerprinting||5000 Rs.||200 USD||02 Months|
|Advanced Certification in Forensic Biotechnology and DNA Fingerprinting||10,000 Rs.||300 USD||06 Months|
|PG Certification(Gold) in Forensic Biotechnology and DNA Fingerprinting||15,000 Rs.||500 USD||12 Months|
|Certification (Expert ) in Forensic Biotechnology and DNA Fingerprinting||20,000 Rs.||500 USD||06 Months|
|Specialized Certification in Forensic Biotechnology and DNA Fingerprinting||30,000 Rs.||750 USD||12 Months|
|Universal Certification in Forensic Biotechnology and DNA Fingerprinting||35,000 Rs.||900 USD||12 Months|
Indian Students may use Universal Currency Converter from http://www.xe.com/ucc/ to pay fee in other currencies...
NOTE 1: International / Outside India students who wants printed notes, books and ref. material by courier / post , then 200 USD will be charged extra.(Optional).
Special Note - For dispatching of study material as well as mark sheet and certificate, Indian postal service will be used. If private courier services will be required to be used (for Study material/ Mark sheet and Certificate) then international / outside India students must have to pay courier charges separately. (Students can send prepaid envelope or can pay through online shipping labels and send the bar-code/labels to us).
NOTE 2: Students enrolled for courses having course duration more than 6 Month can pay their Course Fee in max. two installments, but Rs. 750 / USD 20 will be charged extra. (Optional)
ONLINE EXAMINATION SYSTEM: Students will have to appear for an Online Exam for each semester. Online Examination includes Objective / Multiple Choice Questions and Descriptive Type Questions. They'll also have to submit one Assignment for each semester.
- NEW MARK DISTRIBUTION:- IFS MARKING SYSTEM: w.e.f. Students admitted from 1st April 2016 batch.
Semester 1 (S.1) 1 Descriptive Exam
5 Questions – 100 Mark
(One Hour time limit)
Minimum 10 lines / Imp. Points for passing score.
Advanced Certification, PG Certificationa and All other Certifications (Having duration up to 6 months)
2 Case Study
S. 1 1 Question – 100 Mark
(One Hour time limit)
Minimum 50 lines for passing score.
S. 1 1 Assignment – 100 mark
(Submit before first exam)
Minimum 15 pages for passing score.
Semester 2 (S.2) 4 Project : Poster Presentation
1 Question / Topic - 100 Mark Hard copy / Physical Poster (Min. Size A3 / 297 mm x 420 mm / 29.7 cm x 42 cm) should be submitted on provided topic.
For PG Certificationand All other Certifications (Having duration more than 6 months)
5 Case Study:PPT
1 Question / Case - 100 Mark PowerPoint Presentation (Min 20 to Max. 30 slides in each PPT / .PPTX file - Soft copy) should be submitted on case example.
S. 2 1 Assignment – 100 mark
(Submit before Second Exam Date)
Only International students can submit online poster while all indian student has to submit hard copy of poster.
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