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|Previously coded as:|
(One of SBF111/SLE112) and (one of SBC131/SLE131 or SBC152/SLE152), and (one of SBB111/SLE111 or SBB132/SLE132) and (one level 2 or level 3 SBB-, SBC- or SLE-coded units). A level 2 or level 3 chemistry unit is recommended.
2 x 1 hour lectures per week, 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week, 4 x 4 hour laboratory sessions per trimester. Students may be required to go on a site visit to a forensic laboratory.
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
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**||Student Contribution Rate***||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.