Forensic Research 1 G (9438.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Online
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Science||Graduate Level|| Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand research project management responsibilities with respect to health and safety and research ethics on a local and global level;
2. Understand and implement scientific methods underpinning forensic research;
3. Effectively review research literature, formulate hypotheses and design scientific experiments;
4. Critically analyse and interpret experimental research data;
5. Apply critical and lateral thinking skills to independent forensic research;
6. Apply current software tools to facilitate effective research planning, analysis and knowledge transfer; and
7. Effectively communicate and transfer forensic research knowledge using skills developed for report writing and presentation.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
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 - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesPermission of unit convener.
Assumed knowledgeApplicants should hold an undergraduate science degree and it is highly recommended that they have satisfactorily completed a chemistry and/or biochemistry subject at the equivalent of a second year bachelor degree level.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Trimester 2||09 May 2022||Online||Dr Jurian Hoogewerff|
These textbooks are recommended only. They are not required to complete the unit but they are freely available and are valuable resources:
- Kennett B (2014) Planning and managing scientific research. ANU Press, Canberra: http://press.anu.edu.au/node/352/download
- Kumar R (2011) Research methodology: A step-by-step guide for beginners (3rd Edition). SAGE Publications: http://www.sociology.kpi.ua/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Ranjit_Kumar-Research_Methodology_A_Step-by-Step_G.pdf
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
NOTE that all assessments for this unit will be facilitated through the University of Florida e-Learning platform (Canvas).
Special assessment requirements
An aggregate of 50% or more is required to pass the unit.
The 150 hours should be apportioned according to the weighting for each assessment item. For example, the Section 1 Quiz is worth 12 % of the final assessment and therefore should account for 18 hours, including time spent reading and making or responding to Discussion forum posts.
Your participation in online Discussions 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
Computer and internet access required. You will need to become familiar with the Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) concept mapping software
Work placement, internships or practicums
Not applicable to this unit
This unit involves research-led education. 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.