Forensic Science 2 (8779.3)
|Level:||Undergraduate Second Year Level|
|HECS Bands:||2, 4|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Discipline:||Academic Program Area - Science|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2018 Semester 1 DR Michelle GAHAN (Ph: +61 2 62012079 ) ON-CAMPUS 2019 Semester 1 DR Michelle GAHAN (Ph: +61 2 62012079 ) ON-CAMPUS
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This unit covers aspects of professional standards and quality assurance as applied to forensic science, including requirements for exhibit handling, case file management, and court reports. In addition, important laboratory skills such as search room techniques, presumptive screening methods and microscopy are discussed and demonstrated. The interpretation of forensic evidence and the role of the forensic witness are emphasised. Information is provided in relation to a number of specific forensic disciplines (eg. forensic medicine/pathology, forensic toxicology, and disaster victim identification) as well as future prospects (forensic R and D).
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Apply a knowledge of professional practice and quality assurance with respect to the forensic science discipline;
2. Express an opinion, as a forensic witness, in the form of a written case report, with confidence and clarity;
3. Collate, analyse, evaluate, interpret and present information from forensic examinations;
4. Implement and evaluate strategies for the resolution of problems in forensic science casework;
5. Work with others as part of a group;
6. Have the ability to cope with uncertainty;
7. Act responsibly, ethically and with integrity in the context of the forensic science discipline; and
8. Accept service to the community as the primary purpose for a professional life as a forensic scientist.
Four hours per week.
8778 Forensic Science 1.
General understanding of forensic science (as covered in the pre-requisite unit).
- 142HG Bachelor of Applied Science in Forensic Studies
- 142JA Bachelor of Applied Science in Forensic Studies
- 762HG Bachelor of Commerce
- 194JA Bachelor of Forensic Studies/Bachelor of Laws
- 248HG Bachelor of Justice Studies
- 249JA Bachelor of Justice Studies/Bachelor of Forensic Studies
- 885AA Bachelor of Nursing
- 392AB Bachelor of Science
- 195JA Bachelor of Social Science in Justice Studies/Bachelor of Forensic Studies
- MJ0144 Major in Forensic Studies (Law)
- MJ0145 Major in Forensic Studies (Psychology)
- MN0164 Minor in Conservation Science
- MN0151 Minor in Environmental Forensic Science
- MN0152 Minor in Forensic Biology
- MN0153 Minor in Forensic Biosecurity
- MN0154 Minor in Forensic Chemistry
- MN0150 Minor in Forensic Science
- MN0155 Minor in Forensic Toxicology