Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory or CCI-Los Angeles
This 5-day course (40-hour) provides students with a basic understanding of the theory and practice of DNA extraction and quantitation. The course focuses on laboratory exercises. Topics covered include: 1) Handling and sampling of biological evidence; 2) Properties of the DNA molecule; 3) Principles underlying organic and non-organic DNA extraction methods; 4) Differential extraction of sexual assault evidence; 5) The theoretical basis of commonly used DNA quantification procedures; and 6) Practical experience with organic extraction of blood, buccal, and mock sexual assault samples; 7) qPCR quantification of DNA; and 8) Proper use of controls in DNA extraction and quantification. Each class is limited to 12 students.
Classroom lectures, group discussions, and laboratory exercises
Students will be required to demonstrate their proficiency in practical and written tests.
SWGDAM required courses or consent of class coordinator
Pre-course reading material may be assigned.
$75.00 Materials fee will be charged to all non-BFS students. This charge is due at the beginning of the class. Make check(s) payable to the California Department of Justice.
POST-certified; a tuition fee of $480 will be required for private sector or out-of-state applicants. Make checks payable to the California Department of Justice.