Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module covers the scientific principles and their applications to the imaging and characterization of a range of materials of forensic interest. It includes the development of forensic laboratory and reporting skills.
Intended Learning Outcomes
describe, explain and critically assess the scientific principles underpinning some key areas of criminalistic science and their application to physical evidence: 1,2critically evaluate experimental data and communicate methodology, results and interpretation effectively by comprehensible and impartial written reports to a specialist audience: 1demonstrate personal skills in recording observations and experimentation in a comprehensive and contemporaneous manner: 1communicate effectively to an audience of peers via poster presentation and demonstrate skills in defending their work under oral examination: 1describe, select and apply a range of established experimental techniques within criminalistic science to effectively investigate physical evidence including examples of setting up casework related experiments: 1,2
Lectures (24 hours)Laboratory work (30 hours)Independent learning and assessment completion (96 hours)
1: Laboratory Assessment weighted 50%
Description of Module Assessment
Lab and Skills PortfolioA portfolio of work consisting of laboratory reporting and poster presentation based on laboratory experiments and data analysis. Equivalent to 2500 words.2: Open Book Assessment weighted 50%
Scenario Based PortfolioA scenario based portfolio demonstrating practical applications of theory from lectures in a given scenario equivalent to 2500 words.