SLE454 - Advanced Topics in Forensic Science


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Semester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in S400, S401


Corequisite: Nil
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.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

3 full-day practical experiences (workshops) (18 hours in total).



This unit will develop an understanding of the processes and concepts that are key to forensic science and its implementation in a professional context. The aim of the unit is to engender an understanding and appreciation of important concepts in forensic science professionalism and how they can influence the judicial process. The unit will cover topics such as expert evidence including the development and ethical implications to the court, legal communication through a moot court presentation, professional practice in the court procedure for forensic experts and understanding the legal implications of presenting forensic cases to the print and electronic media.

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