FSC310 Forensic Chemistry

Updated: 26 September 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
20 August 2020 23 August 2020 Mandatory The intensive school is mandatory for online students only. Students must attend the Mandatory Intensive School which is held in Armidale.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites CHEM203 or CHEM250 or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions FSC410 or FSC510

Resources (unit outline, supplementary reading) will be web-based and available online.

Combined Units FSC510 - Forensic Chemistry
Coordinator(s) Michelle Taylor (mtaylo53@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit develops the scientific principles behind the examination and analysis of chemical evidence. Emphasis is placed on forensic drug analysis and pharmacology, combustion and arson, documents, fingerprint development techniques and the analysis of trace evidence including glass and fibres.

Important Information

Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.

Further information

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. discuss, using a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge, the chemistry and composition of a range of forensic evidence types;
  2. use well developed cognitive, technical and communication skills to relate the scientific principles behind separation and identification sciences to the analysis of forensic samples;
  3. analyse and evaluate information to select and describe appropriate methods for the analysis of a range of forensic evidence types;
  4. analyse, evaluate, collate, manipulate, interpret and transmit information and numerical data related to forensic chemistry; and
  5. apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility towards problem solving processes, arguments, critical and creative thinking, while working individually or as part of a team.