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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) $1,059.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,627.65

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Prerequisite
CELS 191 and CHEM 191 and 54 further points from Science Schedule C
Schedule C
Science
Contact

Associate Professor Niels Hammer
Tel 64 3 479 5992
Location: 270 Great King St., Lindo Ferguson Building
niels.hammer@otago.ac.nz​​​​​​​

Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Niels Hammer
Professor Russell Frew
Professor Keith Gordon
Associate Professor Craig Marshall
Associate Professor Neil Waddell
Benjamin Ondruschka

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.
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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
C1 Friday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 18-21
AND
D1 Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-16, 18-21
AND
E1 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-16, 18-21

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 9-16, 18-20
A2 Thursday 14:00-17:50 9-16, 18-20