Forensic Science and Forensic Odontology
IFS EDUCATION DEPARTMENTS ONLINE AND DISTANCE COURSES: (Revised on: 10 Aug. 2009 / 2012)
Forensic Science and Forensic Odontology - SYLLABUS - Course Code: FSFO-006
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 Odontology / forensic dentistry or bitemark evidence expertise mainly involves the identification of an assailant by comparing a record of their dentition (set of teeth) with a record of a bite mark left on a victim. The forensic dentist, however, is to an ordinary dentist what the forensic pathologist is to an ordinary physician. Using the teeth and dental records to identify the dead people is the main field of odontology and forensic dentistry. Forensic dentists have become a very important part of investigation on missing persons, disaster recovery, and solving and prosecuting crimes. According to various web resources- Since the work of a forensic dentist is time consuming and that the working hours are irregular, a forensic dentist may receive a daily wage of $2,000 or as much as $150,000 a year when hired as a full-time forensic dentist. 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:
Forensic Sciences: Basics, Ethics, Rules, Laws, Procedures, Cross Examinations, Investigating the Crime Scene (The Crime Scene and the Collection of Evidence); Investigating and Processing Physical Evidence, The Microscope and Forensic identification of Hair and Fibers, Toxicology, Forensic Medicine, DNA and Serology, Questioned Documents and Handwriting, Fingerprints, Tool marks and other impressions, Firearms, Arsons, Explosives and the Investigation of Bombings (Ballistics), Introduction to Crime, Criminology and Laws; Theories of Criminology; The Criminal Justice System; Criminal Profiling; How To Be Your Own Private Investigator; Crime against woman and child; Drug Addiction and crime; White Collar Crime; Political Crime; Property Crime; Violent Crime; Forensic Psychology, Anthropology, Forensic Engineering, Forensic Entomology, Forensic Biology, Forensic Serology, Forensic Biotechnology, Criminology, Wildlife Forensics and other important issues...
Introduction to Forensic Odontology / Dentistry, Introduction to Forensic Anthropology, Role and Importance of Forensic Odontologist, Forensic Dentistry and the Law, Identification of human remains, Identification in mass fatalities, Assessment of bite mark injuries, Age estimation, Bite Marks, Use of Bite Marks to Identify Individuals, Post-mortem Identification, Evaluation of dental evidence, Dental Records and Profiling, DNA extraction from tooth (As this is Forensic Course it covers only forensic part, legal procedures, ethics, laws etc)
Interesting Topics : Scientific methods of Identification and Issues Regarding Scientific Testing, Identification of human remains and Testing Human remains, Post-mortem Identification (Medical and Dental Autopsy), Dental Structure Identification and Classification of Dental Remains, Odontoanthrpology and Buried Crime Scene Evidences, Forensic Odonatological Databases, Serological Markers, Salivary Drug Detection, DNA Analysis in Biological Specimens, DNA Contamination issues, DNA Dental Applications, The Frye Test, Instrumentation, Problems in applying DNA Test Results, Quality Assurance and Testing Procedures, Forensic / Dental Photography Techniques, Radiography, and Photographic Evidences, Mass Disaster Management and Forensic Dentistry Considerations, Dental Records and Role of Dental Professionals, Virtual Dentitions, Facial Reconstructions, Report Writing, Components of a Forensic Odontology Report, etc...
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ONLINE, DISTANCE 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 Science and Forensic Odontology||5000 Rs.||200 USD||02 Months|
|Advanced Certification in Forensic Science and Forensic Odontology||10,000 Rs.||300 USD||06 Months|
|PG Certification (Gold) in Forensic Science and Forensic Odontology||15,000 Rs.||500 USD||12 Months|
|Certification (Expert) in Forensic Science and Forensic Odontology||20,000 Rs.||500 USD||06 Months|
|Specialized Certification in Forensic Science and Forensic Odontology||30,000 Rs.||750 USD||12 Months|
|Universal Certification in Forensic Science and Forensic Odontology||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)
ELIGIBILITY: (Minimum Qualification)
BDS, MDS or Graduation in Science from recognized School, College, Institute or University. (Final year students can also apply)
Basic knowledge about related field / studied related subject / Working Experience in related area etc... FOR MORE DETAILS CLICK HERE
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 Certification and All other Certifications (Having duration up to 6 months)
2 Case Study
S. 1 2 Questions – 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 Certification and 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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