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FORS201 Analytical and Forensic Science

An introduction to analytical techniques in modern forensic science. The analysis of physical and biological evidence and the role of science in the judicial system.

Paper title Analytical and Forensic Science
Paper code FORS201
Subject Forensic Analytical Science
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,320.00

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Prerequisite
CELS 191 and CHEM 191 and 54 further points from Science Schedule C
Schedule C
Science
Contact
Professor Russell D. Frew
Tel 64 3 479 7913
Location: Science II, 3n12
rfrew@chemistry.otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Professor Russell Frew
Professor Keith Gordon
Associate Professor Kimberly Hageman
Guest lecturers
Textbooks
Essential:
Saferstein, Richard, Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, Global Edition, Pearson Education Limited

Highly Recommended:
Bell, Suzanne, Forensic Chemistry 2E, PearsonJackson, Andrew R. W., Forensics Science 3E, Prentice Hall
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • An understanding of how science is applied in support of the legal system
  • Mastery of the scientific concepts underlying the major analytical methods of chemical analysis as applied in forensic casework
  • Critical analysis and assessment of scientific evidence
  • A tested understanding of the application of these concepts to practical situations such as material analysis

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22
Friday 09:00-09:50 9-14, 17-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 9-15, 18-22
P2 Thursday 14:00-17:50 9-15, 17-22

An introduction to analytical techniques in modern forensic science. The analysis of physical and biological evidence and the role of science in the judicial system.

Paper title Analytical and Forensic Science
Paper code FORS201
Subject Forensic Analytical Science
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
CELS 191 and CHEM 191 and 54 further points from Science Schedule C
Schedule C
Science
Contact
Professor Russell D. Frew
Tel 64 3 479 7913
Location: Science II, 3n12
rfrew@chemistry.otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Professor Russell Frew
Professor Keith Gordon
Guest lecturers
Textbooks
Essential:
Saferstein, Richard, Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, Global Edition, Pearson Education Limited

Highly Recommended:
Bell, Suzanne, Forensic Chemistry 2E, PearsonJackson, Andrew R. W., Forensics Science 3E, Prentice Hall
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • An understanding of how science is applied in support of the legal system
  • Mastery of the scientific concepts underlying the major analytical methods of chemical analysis as applied in forensic casework
  • Critical analysis and assessment of scientific evidence
  • A tested understanding of the application of these concepts to practical situations such as material analysis

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
Friday 09:00-09:50 9-12, 15-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 9-13, 15-22
P2 Thursday 14:00-17:50 9-13, 15-22