Unit

School Of Science

Forensic BiologyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401170.3

Discipline: FORENSIC SCIENCE

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Brenden Riley


Equivalent Units
300377 - Forensic Analysis of Physical Evidence, 300918 - Invertebrate Biology

Prerequisite
300817 Molecular Biology AND 300845 Genetics

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Spring  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - DAY  Brenden Riley  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit is designed to extend your knowledge and understanding regarding forensic biology and its relevance to forensic investigations. You will gain experience and understanding regarding the recognition and collection of biologically relevant evidence (including blood, semen and saliva), through to the application of presumptive testing, confirmatory testing, DNA profiling methods and evidence reporting. There is a focus on front-end forensic biology work (item examination, presumptive testing, DNA recovery via swabbing and isolation of biological material) coupled with a theoretical understanding of the scientific principles that underpin current DNA analysis techniques, presumptive tests and DNA profiling results.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Safety glasses, laboratory coat, enclosed footwear and SD memory card.


Courses
2743.11Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
3562.9Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)CONTINUING
3589.8Bachelor of Science (Forensic Science)CONTINUING
3733.1Bachelor of Medical Science (Forensic Mortuary Practice)CONTINUING
3733.2Bachelor of Medical Science (Forensic Mortuary Practice)CURRENT
3754.1Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT
3756.1Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)CURRENT
3757.1Bachelor of Advanced ScienceCURRENT
3763.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
3764.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International StudiesCURRENT
4748.3Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
6002.1Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical ScienceCONTINUING
6043.1Diploma in Science/Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT


Specialisations

KT3149.1Forensic ScienceCONTINUING
M3106.1Forensic Mortuary PracticeCONTINUING
M3120.1Crime Scene InvestigationCURRENT
M4012.1Crime Scene InvestigationCONTINUING
MT3022.1Forensic ScienceCURRENT
MT3024.1Forensic BiologyCONTINUING




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