Bachelor of Forensic Science

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Forensic Biology


Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

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The forensic biology major aims to provide you with the specific biological skills that are very important in the forensic science workplace. These biological-based skills complement the generic forensic science attributes developed in the core units of the course.   Study in this area may lead to a career based on entomology, human anatomy and DNA based forensic science.

Students must complete a major sequence in either Forensic Biology or Forensic Chemistry in addition to the core unit requirements.


SLE211Principles of Physiology

SLE212Biochemistry *

SLE221Systems Physiology

SLE254Genetics and Genomics

SLE356Advanced Topics in Forensic Biology (Tri-3)

SLE340Genomes and Bioinformatics ^

* Already core units in the degree.

^ Available at the Melbourne Burwood Campus from 2020


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