FNSC5619 Forensic DNA Analysis
- 6 points
|Not available in 2020||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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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