Fundamentals in Forensic Science
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- 08 Jul 2019
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- recognise the technical and theoretical knowledge required in the role of a forensic scientist;
- use a broad range of cognitive, technical and communications skills to explain procedures of evidence collection and preservation from crime scenes;
- apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate judgement and defined responsibility in the area of health and safety procedures at a crime scene; and
- transmit information using oral and written communication skills and demonstrating information literacy.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects moodle site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
No eligibility requirements
- EquipmentDetails - 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).
- SoftwareDetails - Please refer students to link for requirements: http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware 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.
- TravelDetails - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject. Travel may be required to attend the Non-Mandatory Intensive School.
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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.
This subject describes the role of the forensic scientist and discusses the principles of crime scene investigations. The latest investigative methods and techniques for bloodstain pattern analysis, drugs, toxicology and DNA fingerprinting are discussed. Case studies are presented to illustrate why and how examinations are performed to generate forensic evidence.
It is Mandatory to attempt each of the Online Quizzes. It is Mandatory to either: attempt and pass the Practical Report, if attending the Non-Mandatory Intensive School; or attempt and pass the Case Study if not attending the Non-Mandatory Intensive School. Final Examination: 2 hrs 15 mins duration. It is Mandatory to attempt and pass the Final Examination. Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1-4 UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Assessment 1 Online Quiz (10%%)
- Assessment 2 Online Quiz (10%%)
- Assessment 3 Online Quiz (10%%)
- Assessment 4 Online Quiz (10%%)
- Assessment 5 Practical Report/Case Study (20%%)
- Final Examination (40%%)
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