Unit

School Of Science

Forensic ChemistryWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300868.2

Discipline: FORENSIC SCIENCE

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Val Spikmans


Assumed Knowledge
Knowledge of general and analytical chemistry equivalent to satisfactory completion of Chemistry 1, Chemistry 2, Essentials of Chemistry 1, Essentials of Chemistry 2 and a second year analytical chemistry unit.


Equivalent Units
300494 - Forensic Chemsitry

Prerequisite
300843 Forensic and Environmental Analysis OR 300832 Analytical Chemistry

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Autumn  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - DAY  Val Spikmans  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit extends the student’s knowledge and understanding of chemical topics that are relevant to forensic investigations, and provides a deeper understanding of the underlying chemical and physical principles. Topics are taught in the context of the correct principles and procedures for collecting and conserving evidence, and the safe handling of chemical substances. Topics include an extended range of modern chemical instrumentation; the chemistry and analysis of various classes of drugs; clandestine drug laboratories; fire, arson and accelerants; explosions and explosives; and various forms of trace evidence (including textile fibres, glass and paint).

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Safety glasses and laboratory coat.


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




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