FNSC5619 Forensic DNA Analysis

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2019UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit covers an introduction to forensic biology; forensic DNA typing and principles of genetics; DNA profiles; lineage markers; ancient DNA analysis; DNA-based applications in forensic science; a laboratory exercise; bioterrorism; tracking spread/transmission of micro-organisms; case studies; and tracking viral transmissions.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) develop an understanding of the concepts and theory of DNA forensic analysis; (2) appreciate the laboratory practices associated with DNA forensic analysis; and (3) obtain a background in the application of the DNA methodology and analyses in forensic science, and interpretation of results.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) four short quizzes spread throughout the unit (5 per cent each); (2) tutorial assessment—written tutorial questions for each session (20 per cent); (3) two laboratory components (20 per cent); and (4) a final written examination (40 per cent). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Daniel Franklin
Unit rules
Incompatibility:
FNSC8564 DNA, FNSC5519 Forensic DNA and the Law
Contact hours
lectures: 2–3 hours per week; labs: 3 x 2–3 hours
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