Introduction to Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
- Level(s) of Study: Professional
- Start Date(s): July 2022 / October 2022
- Duration: 50 hours
- Study Mode(s): Distance learning
This course provides an introduction to Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (BPA). The course will include an overview of the types of bloodstain patterns, as well as providing the underpinning theoretical knowledge and terminology required for interpretation of staining. You will gain the knowledge required to identify different bloodstain patterns and enable basic interpretation of them within a forensic context.
During this course you will study:
- History and development of BPA
- Human circulatory system and morphology of blood
- Bloodstain types including the mechanism of stain formation
- Protocols and techniques involved in BPA for different forensic contexts.
Tutor profile - Jon Wright
Jon Wright is a course leader and Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science. For 15 years, Jon was a forensic scientist involved in active casework, followed by a further 16 years (ongoing) of teaching forensic science. One of Jon's main areas of expertise over his career has been Bloodstain Pattern Analysis.
How you’re taught
This course is delivered online and will take around 50 hours to complete. You can start at anytime and have up to three months to complete the course. You will study your learning material through our online learning platform and have access to our expert members of staff for support throughout your course.
- July 2022
- October 2022
The course will take around 50 hours to complete and the learning materials are all delivered online that you can access at a time to suit you.
How you’re assessed
You will be assessed through a multiple choice online test.