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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
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Introduction:

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.

What you’ll study

You will study the morphology of blood and the human circulatory system and how bloodstains are produced in different circumstances. Following this course you will be able learn how to identify different bloodstain patterns and demonstrate how velocity and angle of impact affects bloodstain patterns.

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.

Course dates

  • July 2022
  • October 2022

Contact hours

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.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £75, which can be paid via our online store.

If you wish to either pay by bank transfer (BACS) or if your course will be paid by an external organisation, you must contact us directly on sci.shortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

The fee for this course is £75, which can be paid via our online store.

If you wish to either pay by bank transfer (BACS) or if your course will be paid by an external organisation, you must contact us directly on sci.shortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

How to apply

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