SLE313 - Forensic Analysis and Interpretation


2023 unit information

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


EFTSL value: 0.125

SLE112, SLE155 and one of SLE111 or SLE132.  A level 2 or level 3 chemistry unit is recommended.



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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

2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 6 hour practical per trimester (Crime Scene House), 2 x 4 hour practicals 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.

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