Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
MBG4062 Forensic Genetics Fall 3 0 3 6
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ELIZABETH HEMOND
Course Objectives: The aim of this course is to teach the students how to obtain the biological evidence, DNA sources, possible ways to obtain DNA, polymorphic systems used in past and present, basic principles of population genetics, identification, affinity determination e.t.c.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. The use of and application molecular biology techniques in forensic science
2. Crime scene investigation- the collection and transfer of biological evidence
3. Evaluation of biological evidence found at the crime scene and establish a connection between the suspect - victim.
4. identification of biological evidence using DNA technologies and determination of paternity and kinship.
5.The importance of DNA banks In solving forensic cases

Course Content

Pure expression, assignment preparation, discussion and evaluation. Students are going to prepare assignments about the uses of DNA in forensic cases. These cases are going to be discussed in the course, so that they can assess their theological knowledge. By preparing their assessments, the students are going to scan scientific literature from internet and scientific journals

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Crime Scene Investigation and DNA Sources I
2) Crime Scene Investigation and DNA Sources II
3) Genetic Markers and Blood Types
4) Polymorphic Enzymes and Proteins
5) Forensic Sciences and DNA
6) Biological samples and DNA Isolation Techniques
7) RFLP, PCR and Electrophoresis Techniques and to use of in Forensic sciences
8) VNTR and STR loci, Somatic STRs
9) X- and Y- chromosome STR loci - the use of forensic cases
10) Mitochondrial DNA and its Analyzes Techniques-- the use of forensic cases
11) STR analyzes- Problems and solutions
12) Mini-STR Loci- advantage of forensic cases
13) SNP and Forensic Identification
14) The importance of DNA Banks in solving criminal cases


Course Notes / Textbooks: John M. Butler Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing (2009) National Institute of standards and technology Gaithersburg,Maryland,USA
William Goodwin, Adrian linacre, Sibte Hadi. An Introduction To Forensic Genetics (2007) Jhon Wiley Ltd.England, ISBN:978-0-470-01025-9
John M. Butler. Forensic DNA Typing: Biology and Technology Behind STR Markers, Academic Press; 2nd edition (2/22/2005), ISBN: 0121479528"
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Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Homework Assignments 1 % 10
Midterms 1 % 40
Final 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 8 112
Midterms 1 2 2
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload 158

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.