Undergraduate Course: Forensic Investigation (BIME10023)
|School||School of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||An introduction to forensic medicine and science and the application of techniques and methods from the biomedical sciences to the investigation of crime and death.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 33,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Formative Assessment Hours 6,
Summative Assessment Hours 4,
Revision Session Hours 3,
Other Study Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
learning skills session
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||ICA1-3 (25% each) written paper based on the scientific explanation of a key concept used by a forensic scientist and/or pathologist.
ICA4 (25%) group presentation
|No Exam Information
| - Understand the basic scientific, medical, ethical and legal principles that are relevant to law enforcement and the forensic disciplines.
- Demonstrate an ability to apply various aspects of the biomedical sciences to key forensic concepts.
- Understand the essential techniques and methods used by forensic practitioners (medics, scientists, lawyers and law enforcement agencies) and be able to discuss their validity, effectiveness and applicability within a professional setting.
- Discuss the literature relating to forensic practice and theory, and interpret research findings effectively.
- Understand the multidisciplinary approach to forensic investigation and critically analyse its role in a range of forensic issues.
- Understand some of the causes and effects of human behaviour and be able to relate these to issues affecting society as a whole.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the value of a multi-disciplinary and integrated team approach in law enforcement and forensic investigation and utilise this awareness in the development of personal and interpersonal skills.
- Increased awareness of how forensic science and medicine relate to the wider context of society and how forensic practice can contribute towards improving that society.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Forensic, Science, Medicine, Law
|Course organiser||Dr Tim Squires
Tel: (0131 6)50 3160
|Course secretary||Ms Caroline Morris
Tel: (0131 6)51 3255
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