FSCI 660 Forensic DNA Computer Applications

3 credits

Provides students with exposure to a wide variety of computer applications that are commonly encountered within the forensic DNA field. The course includes both analytical applications and database applications; with four modules assigned to each. Each module will cover the basis of the application, the different options available for the application, and an explanation of the functionality of the application. The analytical application includes modules on real time PCR analysis, length based DNA analysis, sequence based DNA analysis, and expert analysis systems. The database application includes modules on quality assurance databases, sample tracking databases, comparative databases, and population databases.

Prerequisite(s): FSCI 645 (concurrent)