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Introduction to Forensic Science (PEC103)

Organisational Unit Faculty of Science and Engineering
Credit Points 3
Availability Murdoch: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit provides a broad introduction to forensic science and emphasises the multidisciplinary nature of forensics. The scientific disciplines that may be applied to solving crime are introduced and explored using case studies and examples. Forensic science professionals present guest lectures to provide students with a 'real world' perspective. The unit material is presented in lectures/workshops and weekly reading. Participation in online discussion groups is utilised to provide students with opportunities for active and cooperative learning.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/ workshops: up to 4 hours per week
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed PEC235 Forensic Science or PEC435 Introduction to Forensic Science may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Forensic Biology and Toxicology (BForensics)
Forensic Biology and Toxicology (BForensics) + Molecular Biology (BSc) + Biomedical Science (BSc)
Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies (BA)
Appears in these Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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