Forensic Biology Concentration

MS in Biomedical Sciences

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Forensic Biology Concentration
MS in Biomedical Sciences

Combined training in the fields of biomedical sciences and forensic medicine provides students in the Forensic Biology concentration with an array of engaging career options.

As the only forensic medicine program in the region that was developed and is overseen by a board-certified forensic pathologist—all within a medical school environment—PCOM's Master of Science (MS) in Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in Forensic Biology is uniquely positioned to prepare its graduates for success in the field.

Career Options

Students who have earned the MS in Biomedical Sciences with the Forensic Biology concentration have pursued careers including:

  • Accident scene investigator
  • Autopsy investigator
  • Coroner
  • Forensic investigator
  • Lecturer in higher education
  • Legal consultant
  • Professional school (DO, MD)
  • Social services investigator and/or advocate

Competencies

Upon the completion of the MS in Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in Forensic Biology, each student will:

  • demonstrate a core foundation in theory and principles of forensic science.
  • apply basic skills of forensic pathology.
  • interpret research in forensics and design studies.
  • show proficiency in death-scene investigation.
  • apply advanced skills to access, synthesize and interpret forensic and biomedical literature.
  • demonstrate an understanding of scientific method, data analysis, and empirical inquiry, including the design of forensic studies.
  • show proficiency in written and oral communication of bioscience and forensic topics
  • demonstrate effective use of computer technology in biomedical science and forensic topics.

Curriculum

 

CONTACT US

Interested in learning more about the Forensic Biology concentration? Please contact:

Gregory McDonald, DO
Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Bio-Medical Sciences
Program Director, Forensic Medicine
Medical Director, Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Phone: 215-871-6796 | Email: gregorymcd@pcom.edu