Our range of certificated Blood Pattern Analysis training courses for universities and colleges can be tailored to suit your requirements.
Held at the university or college, they can be delivered as enhancement events, to supplement the curriculum, or as part of the teaching programme.
History & Governance in BPA
Bloodstain Pattern Classification
Main Spatter Patterns
Scientific Approach to BPA
Practical sessions covering blood dynamics and pattern classification
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EXAMPLE COURSE PROGRAMME:
LECTURE 1: Introduction, Historical Context to BPA, Governance in BPA
LECTURE 2: Blood Dynamics
PRACTICAL 1: Blood Dynamics
LECTURE 3: Main Pattern Types
PRACTICAL 2: Main Spatter Patterns
LECTURE 4: Scientific Approach to BPA
PRACTICAL 3: Simulated Assault
Lectures interspersed with wet-blood practical sessions (where facilities allow).
TYPICAL course Structure
I was fortunate enough to undertake a BPA course with Jo. Although this course is normally in person, due to Covid-19 restrictions at the time it was undertaken in an online format. This did not deter Jo's drive to teach, as she adapted to the constraints by forming an engaging, dynamic and detailed course on the complexities of BPA.
From this online format I was able to learn how different factors affect bloodstain formation, blood dynamics and flight path. This theory was then applied to a series of online tests to interpret my knowledge gained with the course.
The BPA training certificate has been a core part of our level 6 curriculum for 3 years now and without exception it has been huge success every year.
The student engagement has always been above 90% and Jo's interactive teaching style coupled with her contemporary casework knowledge has made this course a highlight of final year for our Forensic Science students.
Jo's contribution to Forensic Science at Kingston has contributed to the course receiving three commendations from the Chartered Society of Forensic Science for the quality of our teaching and practical training and to helping Forensic Science achieve a 100% student satisfaction in the 2019-2020 National Student Survey
EMERITUS READER IN FORENSIC SCIENCE
Jo has been contributing to our MSc Forensic Science course [at KCL] for over 5 years; she is an enthusiastic and effective teacher and an asset to our programme.
The blood pattern practical being one of the highlights on the student calendar.