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SLE313 - Forensic Analysis and Interpretation

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Xavier Conlan


SLE112, SLE155 and one of SLE111 or SLE132.  A level 2 or level 3 chemistry unit is recommended.



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 6 hour practical per trimester (Crime Scene House), 2 x 4 hour practical session per trimester. Students may be required to go on a site visit to a forensic laboratory.


This unit includes: Forensic chemistry and toxicology; including trace chemical evidence, arson and explosives investigations, analysis of illicit drugs, introduction to forensic toxicology. Application of statistical methods in forensic science including uncertainty of measurement, statistics and interpretation of evidence. Management and quality assurance, including quality control, traceability, management of forensic science provision, professional ethics. Laws of evidence relating to the admissibility of expert evidence illustrated by selected case studies.


Two class tests (25% each) 50%, two laboratory assessments (15% each) 30%, oral presentation 10%, and assignment 10%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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