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SLE313 - Forensic Analysis and Interpretation

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:


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


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 analytical methods in forensic science including uncertainty of measurement, statistic and interpretation of evidence are covered. Management and quality assurance, including quality control, traceability, management of forensic science provision, professional ethics are another focus. Laws of evidence relating to the admissibility of expert evidence will be illustrated by selected case studies.


Two in-class tests (20% each) 40%, practical crime scene house analysis 30%, oral presentation – moot court 15%, and showcase portfolio 15%

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