Undergraduate Course: Forensic Investigation (MSBM10001)
|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 to the investigation of crime and death.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| Understand the basic scientific, medical, ethical and legal principles that are relevant to law
enforcement and the forensic disciplines.
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
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
|Course organiser||Dr Tim Squires
Tel: (0131 6)50 3160
|Course secretary||Ms Lisa Ketchion
Tel: (0131 6)51 1629