SLE208 - Forensic Biology

Year:

2023 unit information

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

SBF208

EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

STP010, SLE112 and any three level one units

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 4 x 3 hour practical classes per trimester.

Content

This unit will focus on a range of biological topics relevant to forensic science, which will include forensic serology, botany, entomology, biological techniques other than DNA analysis, laboratory examination of biological evidence, and modern approaches to DNA analysis. Students will engage in activities that will require them to apply forensic processes from a crime scene to the courtthrough the laboratory analysis process and communicate their findings. In addition, students will develop broadly applicable knowledge and skills that are fundamental to a successful career.

Unit Fee Information

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