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Molecular Medicine Techniques: Scene of the Crime

Contributed on July 4, 2022, last updated July 21, 2022.



Lori Cucheron, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

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This simulation involves a crime, a crime scene investigation, suspect DNA obtainment, and PCR testing of the Crime scene DNA and suspect DNA samples.

​Warning: This molecular technique simulation described a deceased person and crime scene investigation.

Learning Objectives:

Review basic molecular techniques used to test DNA samples.

Follow a Standard operating procedure document to analyze DNA samples.

Answer questions regarding PCR reagents, techniques and hazards.​

Simulation Modality:

Virtual gaming simulation / virtual patient


This simulation’s scenario and script were formally peer-reviewed by two external institutions, then the final simulation was pilot tested by several students on a student testing committee then as part of the Virtu-WIL Student Program’s rollout.


057, Affinity Learning, Lab procedures


Cucheron L. Molecular Medicine Techniques: Scene of the Crime. Simulation resource published by Simulation Canada; 2022. Available from

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Target Learners




Medical Laboratory Science


Undergraduate / post-secondary

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