Unit

School Of Science

Forensic ScienceWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300806.2

Discipline: FORENSIC SCIENCE

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Brenden Riley


Assumed Knowledge
Basic academic skills, including the ability to write essays in English at a level appropriate to a first-year undergraduate student.


Equivalent Units
300654 - Forensic Science, SC103A - Forensic Science

Teaching Periods

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

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About this Unit
This unit aims to give students a basic understanding of scientific methodology as it applies to the collection, analysis and interpretation of forensic evidence. Students are introduced to a range of crime scene investigation methods and analysis methods that are used with various types of forensic evidence. The concept of individualisation is introduced and the importance of this concept in forensic science is explained. Case studies are used to explain the concepts discussed in this unit. The role of human factors is discussed, together with the importance of critically evaluating forensic evidence and the means by which it was obtained.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Safety glasses and laboratory coat, laboratory book and enclosed shoes.


Courses
2743.11Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
3562.9Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)CONTINUING
3589.8Bachelor of Science (Forensic Science)CONTINUING
3675.4Bachelor of ScienceCONTINUING
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
6004.1Diploma in Science/Bachelor of ScienceCONTINUING
6043.1Diploma in Science/Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT


Specialisations

KT3149.1Forensic ScienceCONTINUING
M3100.1Forensic ChemistryCONTINUING
M3106.1Forensic Mortuary PracticeCONTINUING
M3120.1Crime Scene InvestigationCURRENT
M4012.1Crime Scene InvestigationCONTINUING
MT3022.1Forensic ScienceCURRENT
MT3023.1Forensic ChemistryCONTINUING
MT3024.1Forensic BiologyCONTINUING
SM3064.1Environmental ForensicsCONTINUING




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