SLE356 - Advanced Topics in Forensic Biology

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Michelle Harvey

Prerequisite:

SLE208

Contact hours:

4 x 1 hour class per week, 6 x 3 hour practicals over an intensive six week period

Content

This unit covers current concepts, controversies and latest methodological advances in forensic biology, to develop graduates as professionals. Selection of advanced topics in forensic biology will be used to illustrate current challenges and developments.  Students will develop critical awareness of forensic science subject areas and be able to exercise independent and scientifically justified views.  Important characteristics of this unit will be the ability to express ideas both verbally and in written form and justify opinions.

Assessment

Weekly online quizzes (5 x 2%, 1 x 10%) 20%, report entomology 25%, Report DNA 25%, literature review poster presentation 30%

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