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MY DREAM JOB- FORENSIC :)
Transcript of MY DREAM JOB- FORENSIC :)
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What qualities do I already have? What do I need to improve on?
After discovering what qualities are most likely needed to be the best possible forensic biologist, I have realised that there are some qualities I already have, others I need to improve on.
I do think that I have a logical and sensible way of dealing with issues, I concentrate and stay on task often, most often precise and can organize myself and others quite well. I also can be patient at times too.
However, I will need to work on my teamwork and communication skills the most, as I often find it hard to work with others and fully voice my thoughts with confidence. If I manage to develop more teamwork and communication skills, this would contribute to my role as a forensic in the future!
Forensic science is important!
A forensic biologist is my dream job :)
Many crimes have been solved thanks to the work of forensics!
What is a dream job?
-Forensic Biologists usually work 37 hours a week.
-Monday to Friday.
-Some employers operate a shift or on-call system for high priority work.
-Work is based mainly in a laboratory. However, you may also visit crime scenes.
-Forensics wear special clothing to prevent contamination and protect you from hazardous substances.
-Starting salaries can be around £20,000 a year.
-With experience, earnings may reach £25,000 to £35,000 a year.
-Senior forensic scientists may earn £45,000 or more.
-These figures may change under certain circumstances.
Why do I want to be a forensic biologist?
I would love to be a forensic biologist because it would be a profession that never gets dull! I would see something new and interesting everyday. Also being a forensic would help me to reflect on my own life and be more careful, as I would realize just how quickly and easily a life could end. Another reason for this being my dream job is that I would be able to help families get answers and discover how their loved ones passed away. Forensic biologists play an important role in life, as many crimes would go undiscovered if it wasn't for their work!
Which type of these forensics would I like to be?
Out of the previous several job choices, I would most likely prefer to be a... FORENSIC BIOLOGIST! This is because this particular field of forensics sounds interesting and intriguing. I think that visiting crime scenes, investigating the place of death and examining the evidence sounds fascinating!
Now that I understand what a biologist actually is, I now need to discover what work is involved and what qualities are required.
Obviously, I can not just become a forensic biologist straight away! There is a fair amount of hard work involved before actually becoming a professional.
-Usually need a degree or postgraduate award in forensic science.
-Science based degree (chemistry, biology, life sciences, applied sciences o medical sciences).
-HND, BTEC or A levels in science.
- Relevant work experience (around 6 months in places like hospitals, medical labs or police stations).
To be a good forensic worker, I must have some of the following qualities:
An open mind- be able to use my knowledge effectively, be innovative and think outside of the box.
Have a logical and relevant approach- realistic, thoughtful and sensible way of dealing with evidence.
Patient- be able to stay calm and tolerant in times of delay or when problems occur.
Concentrate- can stay focused and organized throughout the case.
Accurate- can be careful and have attention to details.
Communication- have written and spoken communication skills.
Teamwork- ability to work well alone and in a team.
Organized- can organise myself and others in order to get a task completed by a certain deadline.
A dream job is a career that you would love to be able to pursue within the future, something you could see yourself doing! It must be a profession you would be willing to give 100% into, work hard for and never give up on reaching. You should give your all and never stop trying and dreaming throughout the whole of the process to reach this goal in life. A dream job is an occupation you would really enjoy being involved in, rather than dreading going to work every day. In order to get to the certain ‘dream job’ position you wish to reach, you must always aim to accomplish your ambition, you must strive for success, never give up, try your hardest- and most importantly be happy :) (after all, a dream job should make you happy rather than sad!).
So, what is my dream job?
Learners will be able to demonstrate their ability to understand the importance of using different learning styles in different circumstances.
L1-You know about the ways you learn about things and which ways you find it easiest to learn: making sure you are always learning new things as you go through your life- we call this 'lifelong learning'.
My dream job is to be a forensic! A forensic's job is to determine how someone dies, investigate into deaths, solve crime, find killers, identify victims and provide families with closure. Within the forensic field of work, there are various areas different types of forensics are required to work with. Here are a few examples of the categories different forensic workers work for:
The forensic pathologist determines the cause of death, time of death, manner of death and mode of death.
Pathologists carry out medical procedures called autopsies to find out as much information as possible about the victim's death.
They carry out external and internal examinations to find clues and evidence to decide how the person passed away. (e.g. murder, homicide, suicide, accidental, natural, etc...)
A forensic pathologist is addressed by the coroner to do an autopsy when a person suddenly dies, dies due to suspected criminal or violent means, commits suicide or dies in a suspicious or unusual manner.
A pathologist gathers all evidence, identifies the corpse and then proceeds with the examinations required
They examine human remains and consider death scene findings to give an explanation of the person's death, with factual findings found in the autopsy to support their explanation.
Odontology is the study of human dental/teeth used to identify victims of crime.
Odontologists provide useful information about the dental records of the victim and analyze bone fragments.
Odontologists are very crucial in a crime case because if remains are found, but it is hard to name the unknown victims, these forensic workers use their knowledge of bones to research into and discover who these remains are.
Many cases use odontologists to assist in murder/missing person cases to pinpoint the ID of the skeletal remains.
Dental and medical records are closely studied to establish victims.
This helps gives family closure on what has happened to their loved ones.
Toxicology is the study of the effects drugs and chemicals on the corpse prior to dying.
Toxicologists analyze the use of drugs/alcohol/chemicals to interpret the consequences they may have had on the victim.
Forensic toxicologists help to calculate how someone died by finding out which substances are present, amount of the substance taken and the effects of taking this substance.
They carry out important tests on blood, urine, hair, organs, body fluids , etc...
Used to detect whether a death was accidental, suicide or murder.
Working as a forensic psychologist means that you must relate to your clients and evaluate them throughout the journey to answer questions about the death.
Psychologists analyze client's mental health, drug/alcohol use, child protection, stability, etc...
Use psychology to work with people involved in all aspects of the crime and court system.
Forensic psychologists/psychiatrists evaluate criminal suspects to see if they show evidence of mental illness or asses how likely a convicted criminal is to commit another crime.
They counsel inmates who struggle with health illnesses and psychological problems.
Also, forensic psychologists prepare suspects for testimony in court, and create treatment plans to help them recover from their mental issues.
Biologists sift through crime scenes to gather evidence required, which is then taken to the lab to be closely inspected.
They photograph, catalog and test all evidence collected. Evidence most often collected is hair, body fluids, insects, finger prints, footprints, blood, bones, clothing, weapons, etc...
The crime scene is investigated by biologists who help to eliminate individuals as suspects, support case circumstances, disprove a suspect's alibi, determine what happened at the crime scene, what order events occurred and establish location of crime scene.
Conclusions about the crime are mad based on evidence the biologists find and examine. Results of the examinations are reviewed by the biologist, so this type of forensic definitely plays a significant role in the process of unraveling the case.
They interpret laboratory findings results to identify and classify substances , materials and evidence at the crime scene to decide exactly what happened tot he victim.
They note, describe, draw and photo the details of the crime scene.
Entomology is the study of insects associated with dead bodies.
Entomologists help determine time of death and if the body has been moved by examining the stages of the flies/maggots lives and their sizes to find details.
By carefully studying the bugs found on the corpse, the entomologist can detect if the deceased had any drugs in their system, these 'bug specialists' can tell how long the person has been dead, the location of any wounds and can reveal any other vital clues.
They use their knowledge of bugs to record bug activity on the body and observe insect colonization on the body- this gives extra information to get closer to solving the crime!
A serologist analyzes blood, saliva and sometimes urine to statistically evaluate evidence relevant in the case.
They give more information for the case by excreting fluids and testing them.
Serologists sometimes go to the crime scene to swab, bag and collect blood, which is then taken back to the lab to be DNA tested and sampled.
A lifelong learner doesn't just learn throughout their childhood in the classroom, but learns throughout life in a range of situations. They are committed, self-motivated and determined to learn something new everyday, allow learning to take place on an ongoing basis, and want to learn. Lifelong learning is the continuous development and improvement of the knowledge and skills needed throughout life. You are always learning- it is never too soon or too late to learn!
Understanding How To Learn
It is important that I understand what learning techniques are most effective for me, determine my own personal learning style and identify which way I learn best in order to be the greatest lifelong learner I can be. Once I am able to do these things, I must recognize how to use my preferred learning style to my advantage!
Planning For Learning
Carrying Out Tasks
The final stage as a lifelong learner is evaluation. Once I have carried out all the work I can, I need to conclude my learning journey by carrying out a review on myself. I should review on my learning development, determine what targets I have met, what targets I am yet to achieve and plan what I must do next. Also, asking myself questions is a good way to understand my progress.
What have I done well?
What targets have I reached?
What do I need to improve on?
How has my learning effected me?
Are there any other goals I could set for myself?
To be a great lifelong learner I must establish what targets I would like to reach and plan what I will do to accomplish my set goals. I should determine what I need to learn, understand what I need to do in life and how to do these things. I must be self organized, determined and try my hardest to get to where I want to be.
What do I want to learn? What advantages will I gain from this?
Where could I learn these things? Where will I be in the future because of my commitment to learning?
Why is my learning important?
When will this all happen?
Who will help me?
How will I reach the targets I have set for myself? How will my commitment to learning help me to become a forensic?
After understanding how I learn best and planning for learning, I must start to carry out tasks to help increase my knowledge. I should do what I planned on doing, work hard to accomplish the goals I set and never stop learning! Everything I learn will contribute to reaching targets and getting closer to becoming a forensic. To develop as many skills as possible, i must not be afraid to try new things or make mistakes throughout my learning journey
A learning style is an individual's natural pattern of finding and processing information and the method that best allows you to gather and use knowledge. Learning styles help you to learn new things based on what you are good at and how you prefer to learn. These different learning styles can be used in all circumstances and help you to develop important skills.