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|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
|Previously coded as:|
SLE112, SLE155 and one of SLE111 or SLE132. A level 2 or level 3 chemistry unit is recommended.
2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 6 hour laboratory session (Crime Scene House), 2 x 4 hour laboratory session per trimester. Students may be required to go on a site visit to a forensic laboratory.
|Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.|
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%
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