Forensic Analysis of DNA PG (8105.3)
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|Academic Program Area - Science||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Module 2 Serology Presumptive Tests
Module 3 Serology Confirmatory Tests
Module 4 DNA Introduction
Module 5 Quality Assurance and Performance Optimization
Module 6 Safety Precautions
Module 7 Evaluation and Triage of DNA Samples
Module 8 DNA Isolation
Module 9 Assessment of Extracted DNA and Amplification
Module 10 Data Collection, Interpretation and the Significance of a Match
Module 11 Reporting and Testimony
Module 12 Paternity and Identification
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Introduce identification and evaluation of biological evidence in criminal matters using DNA technologies. This includes methods routinely used for the isolation of DNA from cells and techniques applied to DNA quantitation, electrophoretic separation, sequence determination, as well as data interpretation, analysis and reporting.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesEnrolment in one of the PG Forensic Courses or permission of the unit convener.
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Advanced Topics in Forensic DNA Typing: Methodology (2012)
(Full electronic access available via the UC Library)
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
Important: Extensions and acceptance of late submissions for units not delivered by the University of Canberra will follow the rules of the delivering institution, which may be different from the UC rules!
Please note: All assessment items will be submitted through the University of Florida unit site. Please contact your online instructor if you have any questions regarding assessment items.
Special assessment requirements
An aggregate mark of 50 % or more is required to pass this unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The 150 hours associated with this unit should be distributed over the trimester teaching period, which is either 12 or 15 weeks; therefore you should be spending on average 10 – 12.5 hours a week on this unit. This time would be used to complete the unit activities (such as module based reading), assessments (such as assignments and/or quizzes) as well as reading and participating in online discussion boards.
As this is a fully online unit, participation and engagement in online discussions with your instructor and classmates is an important part of student learning and all students are encouraged to actively engage with this unit. Your participation in online activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Required IT skills
Familiarity with Microsoft Office software and internet browsers is necessary.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Not applicable to this unit.
This unit involves research-led education and work-integrated learning. There are active researchers delivering this unit who are able to engage students in deep and active learning and transmit to students their passion for the research they are carrying out.
- Trimester 1, 2021, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (200098)
- Trimester 3, 2020, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (196880)
- Trimester 1, 2020, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (192960)
- Trimester 3, 2019, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (187899)
- Trimester 1, 2019, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (187032)
- Trimester 3, 2018, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (182153)
- Trimester 2, 2018, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (182152)
- Trimester 1, 2018, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (182151)