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FORB201  Forensic Biology

Sir John Walsh Research Institute, Oral Sciences

Description

Increasingly, forensic investigations have come to rest on the techniques of forensic biology to provide vital evidence in homicides, violent crimes, disaster identification and even minor crimes. This course is designed as an introduction for the student who is interested in analysing biological evidence as it relates to legal and other investigations, or collecting and processing evidence at a crime scene or in a laboratory. Students will have an unequalled opportunity to interact with a range of National and International forensic experts, providing a sense of reality and authority that is unique.
The Forensic Biology course provides a strong basis in modern forensic biology techniques. The multidisciplinary nature of forensics depends on the integration of scientific skills within a forensic context, and hence the course includes a wide spectrum of topics.

Lecturers

Dr Angela Clark and guest lecturers

Course Coordinator

Dr Angela Clark and Professor Richard Cannon

Prescribed textbooks

Andrew R.W Jackson, Julie M. Jackson, Forensic Science, Pearson/Prentice Hall, 3rd edition, 2011

Assessment

Test

20%

Assignment30%
Final examination (2 hours)50%