Introduction to Forensic Science
Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 10 Credits.
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What can physical evidence tell us about crimes, and how? Forensic scientists will introduce you to the analysis of fingerprints, body fluids, blood patterns, fire investigation, the biomechanics of injury, how death is investigated and the role of the forensic expert within the legal system. This is your opportunity to investigate forensic science through real case studies.
Who is this course for?
Anyone with an interest in forensic science.
Learning and Teaching
There will be lectures, discussions and case studies.
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
As this module is taught largely through case studies by experts, each with a different specialism in forensic science, assessment will take the form of two in-course assignments.
Details of any relevant reading can be obtained from each tutor.
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.
A range of further information can be found on our web site http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.