Forensic biology



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 in forensic laboratories, entomology, human anatomy, research science, policing, and biological and food industries.

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

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Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

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  • Principles of Physiology SLE211
  • Biochemistry SLE212 *
  • Forensic Genomics SLE228
  • Genetics and Genomics SLE254
  • Advanced Topics in Forensic Biology SLE356 (Tri-3)
  • Genomes and Bioinformatics SLE340
  • * Already core units in the degree.