Medical Forensics

Program Overview:

This program is designed to introduce a field of science that incorporates both science and criminal justice. Students will learn to identify, collect and analyze evidence using the scientific method and deductive reasoning. Medical forensics involves many aspects of health science instruction including anatomy, physiology, microscopy, lab safety, and clean techniques. Career exploration will include hands-on experience with evidence identification, measurement and collection, blood spatter documentation and analysis, microscopic examination, chemical analyses, death investigation, and more.

Course Descriptions:

For Concurrent Enrollment Classes see Appendix.

CJ 1350/Medical Forensics- Intro to Forensic Science: This semester course is designed to introduce the field of forensic science. The focus is on introductory skills necessary to prepare students for careers such as crime scene technician, criminalist or forensic scientist. 

Health Science Capstone: This is a semester course designed to prepare students for a health science
career. Students will participate in work-based learning experiences designed to introduce and research
different health science careers.

Career Possibilities:

  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Criminalist
  • Forensic DNA Analyst
  • Fingerprint Analyst
  • Drug Chemist
  • Toxicologist
  • Forensic Pathologist
  • Medical Examiner
  • Forensic Nurse Examiner
  • Blood Spatter Analyst
  • Firearms Examiner
  • Forensic Serologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Technician

Additional Details:

High School Credit:
CTE credit or elective credit: up to 2 credits 

Concurrent Enrollment:
6 college credits through SLCC. Student is responsible to register and pay for concurrent enrollment classes at SLCC. 

Skills Certification:
Utah State Skill Certificate Test 

ACT or SLCC Accuplacer Test results 

Recommended: General Biology and Introduction to Criminal Justice


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