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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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Rating

Total average

83.9/100

Learning Materials ( 80 )
Learning Activities ( 90 )
Blackboard Management ( 93.3 )
Course Content ( 91.7 )
Course Structure ( 97.7 )
Contact Availability ( 93 )
Course Difficulty ( 41.7 )

Reviews (3)

Anonymous
   
SCIE2020 – CSI UQ: Introduction to Forensic Science 82.6

I loved this course, for context I am completing a Bsc majoring in genetics and did this subject as an elective. The course is really well structured, with each week focused on a certain topic/ aspect of forensics (e.g. Law, Genetic profiling, Forensic chemistry, etc.). Each week had a different guest lecturer which was great, as each lecturer was an expert in their specific field. The lectures are pretty entertaining but are not super necessary to watch - you could get away with just reading the slides. The assignment was great, and super fun to write. The final exam was also pretty straight forward with many of the questions having been thoroughly explained in lectures. I also really enjoyed the pracs as you get a lot more freedom than in first year, and the topics were interesting.

I did this course in semester 2 2020.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2017

Your program/major

Bsc (Genetics)

Is lecture attendance necessary?

No

Is the textbook necessary?

No

Positives
  • Interesting lecture content
  • Relatively easy final exam
Negatives
  • Weekly Prac reports
Posted on June 30, 2021 11:33 am
Anonymous
   
SCIE2020 – CSI UQ: Introduction to Forensic Science 87.7

I loved this course! For context I am a genetics major, so I have never really done any law/ not too much chemistry before. This course was really well structured, each module was taken by a lecturer specific to that field. The pracs were also pretty good, they let you just work at your own pace and do the pracs yourself. My final exam was online and was really good, a lot of the concepts on the exam were heavily explained and emphasized in the lectures. The past exams were also super helpful. The major assignment was based around critiquing a crime show, which was pretty fun to write about. This is so far one of my favorite courses at UQ, just due to the variety in the content and the assessment.

I did this course in semester 2 of 2020.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2017

Your program/major

Bsc (Genetics)

Is lecture attendance necessary?

No

Is the textbook necessary?

No

Positives
  • Interesting lecture content
  • Relatively easy final exam
Negatives
  • Weekly Prac reports
Posted on June 8, 2021 10:09 am
Anonymous
   
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

Your program/major

BSc/BA

Is lecture attendance necessary?

no

Is the textbook necessary?

no

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

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