FORS06010 2019 LEARNING FOR FORENSIC SCIENCE

General Details

Full Title
LEARNING FOR FORENSIC SCIENCE
Transcript Title
LEARNING FOR FORENSIC SCIENCE
Code
FORS06010
Attendance
70 %
Subject Area
FORS - Forensic Studies
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Fiona McArdle, Geraldine Dowling
Programme Membership
SG_SFORE_G07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Forensic Invest & Analys(Emb) SG_SFORE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Forensic Science and Analysis SG_SFORE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Forensic Investigation and Analysis SG_SANAL_G06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Analytical Science
Description

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.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Access a range of literature sources and electronic databases and research a forensic topic.

2.

Present reports with appropriate referencing standard and maintain accurate records.

3.

Engage as part of a team and acknowledge the roles of all team members.

4.

Evaluate and discuss a forensic related scenario and present their findings to an audience of their peers.

5.

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 Assessments

Repeat continuous assessment.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

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

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

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


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg 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
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
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.

Required Reading
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.

Required Reading
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

Module Resources

Journal Resources

None

Other Resources

Science Direct

Web or Science

Infotrac

 

Additional Information

None