SCIE2020 – CSI UQ: Introduction to Forensic Science

Lecturer Dr Jack Clegg
Course Link UQ Site
Faculty Science
Prerequisites SCIE1000 and #2 level 1 Chemistry
Contact Hours L3C3
Semester(s) Taught Semester 2
Course Units 2
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Learning Materials ( 60 )
Learning Activities ( 80 )
Blackboard Management ( 100 )
Course Content ( 85 )
Course Structure ( 100 )
Contact Availability ( 95 )
Course Difficulty ( 50 )

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SCIE2020 – CSI UQ: Introduction to Forensic Science 81.4

Really great and expansive overview of forensic science and law. The essay was so fun to write because it involved critiquing a crime show. Some labs and workshops were interesting, some, not so much.

This course gave an insight into actual forensic science rather than the overly dramaticised CSI stuff. I really liked how there were lecturers which had actually worked with the police as consultants and how they shared their experiences which was really cool.

It seems that due to the number of guest lecturers and modules covered, it resulted in some marking errors in the final exam which lead to the cohort being remarked. But I like how we got to bring in 2 sheets of notes to the final exam.

This was probably one of my favourite science courses that I've taken.

Semester taken

Semester 2 - 2015

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  • Jack Clegg's introduction lecture
  • essay was fun to research
  • learnt about a lot of different areas of forensic science
  • final exam marking kerfuffle
  • weekly assignments/worksheets worth ~2.5%
Posted on July 9, 2016 10:21 pm

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