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This unit is taken as part of the Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology and in conjunction with DENT5657 The Law. It provides an overview of the structure of law enforcement agencies; protocols for continuity of evidence; function of the expert witness; legal implications of a mass disaster incident; report writing and preparation; and presentation of a case to a moot court.
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Not available in 2023 UWA (Perth) Face to face
Students are able to (1) demonstrate advanced skills in being an expert witness; (2) demonstrate the ability to write reports for the courts; (3) participate in the presentation of a case to a moot court; (4) understand the significance of confidentiality as it applies to forensic investigations; and (5) understand the legal implications of a mass disaster incident.
This comprises assignment work, one written examination (1.5 hours) and a viva voce examination (45 minutes).
Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Stephen Knott
- Unit rules
- Bachelor of Dental Science from this University or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty.
and at least two years' experience in the practice of general dentistry
- enrolment inthe Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology (91350),
and DENT5657 The Law
Approved quota: 2
- Contact hours
- lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical work: 60–70 hours according to mortuary casework and court attendance
Carvan, J. Understanding the Australian Legal System, 5th edn: Lawbook Company 2005
Colvin, E. et al. Criminal Law in Queensland and Western Australia, 2nd edn: Butterworths 1998
Cook, C. et al. Laying Down the Law, 6th edn: LexisNexis Butterworths 2005
Derham, D. P. et al. An Introduction to Law, 5th edn: Law Book Company 1986
Freckelton, I. and Selby, H. The Law of Expert Evidence: LBC Information Services 1999
Meek, M. The Australian Legal System, 3rd edn: LBC Information Services 1999
Rutherford, L. and Bone, S., eds Osborn's Concise Law Dictionary, 8th edn: Sweet and Maxwell 1993
Winfield, R. The Expert Medical Witness: Federation Press 1989
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Face to face
Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Not available for self-enrolment. Students access this mode by contacting their student office through AskUWA. 100% Online Unit.
NO campus face-to-face attendance. All study and assessment requirements are online only. Unit includes some timetabled activities, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. In exceptional cases (noted in the Handbook) students may be required to participate in face-to-face laboratory classes when a return to UWA’s Crawley campus becomes possible in order to be awarded a final grade.
No attendance or regular contact is required, and all study requirements are completed either via correspondence and/or online submission.
Regular attendance is not required, but student attends the institution face to face on an agreed schedule for purposes of supervision and/or instruction.
Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.