FORS06010 2019 LEARNING FOR FORENSIC SCIENCE
This module will introduce the student to a variety of learning methodologies. The students will be facilitated in learning through experimentation, site visits, presentations and discussion.
The students will be encouraged to present their learning in both written and oral form and engage in debate and critical evaluation of their own work and the work of their peers.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Access a range of literature sources and electronic databases and research a forensic topic.
Present reports with appropriate referencing standard and maintain accurate records.
Engage as part of a team and acknowledge the roles of all team members.
Evaluate and discuss a forensic related scenario and present their findings to an audience of their peers.
Critically evaluate their own work and that of their peers.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This module will be taught through a series of lectures, workshops, tutorials and seminars. Students will learn through role play, presentation (written and oral) and through critical evaluation of peers.
Module Assessment Strategies
This module will be assessed by continuous assessment only.
The students will present a range of reports (individual & team) and will present oral presentations to a variety of audiences.
The students will also complete a number of exercises including note taking, summarising and evaluating literature articles and through discussion and debate.
Repeat continuous assessment.
Presentation - Students will present using suitable software a research study relating to a forensic science topic.
Team work - students will engage in team work to complete a review of a forensic case study and present same in a discussion forum.
Project - students will complete a mini research project in a limited time frame and submit a report using recognised referencing software.
Case studies / guest lectures / workshops / site visits - to encourage students to interact with the wider forensic science community.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Learning Journal||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||30 %||OnGoing||2,5|
|2||Case Study||Continuous Assessment||Assignment||10 %||Week 2||1,4|
|3||Site visits||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||20 %||Week 5||2,3|
|4||PBL Assignment||Practical||Assignment||20 %||Week 8||1,2,3|
|5||Group Presentation||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||20 %||Week 10||3,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Workshop||Computer Laboratory||Forensic Workshop||1||Weekly||1.00|
|Problem Based Learning||Science Laboratory||Problem Based Learning||1||Weekly||1.00|
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Self Study||5||Weekly||5.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2001 Cracking Crime O'Brien Press
ISBN 0862787157 ISBN-13 9780862787158
The extraordinary first hand account of Dr. Jim Donovan's life and work as head of Ireland's Forensic Science Laboratory.
2008 Nothing to Declare O'Brien Press
ISBN 1847171060 ISBN-13 9781847171061
A compelling and revealing exploration of the amazing backgrounds to some of the country's largest drug seizures.
2009 Mean Streets
ISBN 1847171443 ISBN-13 9781847171443
This book by journalist Barry Duggan explains, among other things, how this vibrant, modern, sporting city become home to a ruthless criminal underworld
Web or Science