PLM and Forensic Microscopy Courses

Courses taught at the McCrone Research Institute range from basic, introductory courses, emphasizing the proper use of the microscope, to specialized courses focusing on a particular technique, a particular material, or a particular industrial, forensic or environmental field of application.

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You may register for courses by mailing or faxing the Course Registration Form PDF to 312-842-1078 or by calling us at 312-842-7100.

Additional information on each including tuition, the course syllabi, and dates offered can be accessed through the following links:

Applied Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) (1201) [same as Forensic Microscopy (1204)]
August 4–8, 2014
October 20–24, 2014
December 1–5, 2014

Forensic Microscopy of Glass (1712)
September 29–October 3, 2014

Forensic Fiber Analysis: Advanced Microscopy and Microchemistry (1507)
October 20–24, 2014

Comparative Microscopy of Soil (1710)
December 1–5, 2014

Hair and Fiber Microscopy (1207)
September 22–26, 2014

Animal Hair Identification (1208)
September 3–5, 2014

Microscopy of Explosives (1722)
October 27–31, 2014

Microscopy of Illicit Drugs and Excipients (1726)
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Advanced Forensic Microscopy (1701)
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