School Of Science

Forensic Science (WSTC)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 700330.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Students must be enrolled at the College. Extended students need to have passed 40 CPs of preparatory units in order to enrol in this unit.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled at the College. Students in extended courses must pass 40 CPs of preparatory units prior to enrolling in this unit

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.

6043.2Diploma in Science/Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT
7122.3Diploma in Science Extended - ScienceCURRENT


A7269.1WSTC Science Extended - Science - Recent School LeaversCURRENT
A7270.1WSTC Science Extended - Science - Non-Credentialed StudentsCURRENT
A7271.1WSTC Science Extended - Science - International StudentsCURRENT

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