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Fundamentals in Forensic Science

Undergraduate | UNE-FSC102 | 2024

Learn about collecting and preserving evidence from a crime scene. From analysing bloodstain patterns to using DNA profiles, you’ll explore the role of a forensic scientist. Value accuracy. Work reliably. Investigate crimes and assist in legal proceedings.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
16 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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Fundamentals in Forensic Science

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. recognise the technical and theoretical knowledge required in the role of a forensic scientist;
    2. use a broad range of cognitive, technical and communications skills to explain procedures of evidence collection and preservation from crime scenes;
    3. apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate judgement and defined responsibility in the area of health and safety procedures at a crime scene; and
    4. transmit information using oral and written communication skills and demonstrating information literacy.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. Please refer students to link for requirements: http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
  • Travel requirements - Travel may be required if students choose to attend the non-mandatory Intensive school.
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
    Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
    Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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