- Dr Ian Scott
- Professor Karl Hoffmann
- Dr Peter Dennis
- Mr David Powell
- Dr Sebastian Mcbride
- Dr Matthew Hegarty
- Dr Danny Thorogood
- Dr Jim Provan
- Dr Sarah Dalesman
- Dr David Wilcockson
- Professor Michael Wilkinson
- Dr Pippa Moore
- Dr Gemma Beatty
- Dr Helen Marshall
- Professor Paul Shaw
- Dr Gareth Griffith
- Dr Jessica Adams
- Professor Peter Brophy
- Dr Roger Santer
|Delivery length / details
|6 x 1 Hour Lectures
|5 x 4 Hour Practicals
|1 x 1 Hour Practical
|10 x 1 Hour Workshops
|Assessment length / details
|Notebook-supported test task 1 (1 hour)
|Notebook-supported test task 2 (1 hour)
|Laboratory write-up (2000 words)
|Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate competence in scientific data collection and recording.
2. Handle data in a variety of ways to critically address scientific questions.
3. Competently take notes and record data in a way that will aid subsequent study and allow development of ideas.
4. Apply the scientific method to address practical, real-world problems.
This module aims to develop your practical skills, and confidence, in scientific data collection and analysis. You will develop these skills through practical investigation of several forensic scientific problems, and detailed analysis of your data.
Semester 2 will also begin with an intensive first week of laboratory sessions during which students will extract and sequence DNA for the purposes of DNA barcoding. Material will be chosen such that students can investigate problems of wildlife crime or forensic entomology. In the remainder of semester 2, students will meet with their designated tutor bi-weekly to conduct exercises helping them to understand the forensic context and the data collection process.
|Application of Number
|Data handling is a key theme of this module.
|Clear written communication of scientific data, ideas, and techniques will be an element of coursework.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|The notebook assignment will allow opportunity for reflection, development of ideas, and technical notes that will be useful in future learning.
|Students will build competence and confidence with standard data handling and graphing tools.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|Not assessed as part of this module, though students will gain an understanding of how scientific skills can be more widely applied to practical problems.
|Students will collect and analyse scientific data in order to address forensic scientific problems.
|Students will be required to conduct literature research to understand the context of their practical work.
|Subject Specific Skills
|Students will gain familiarity with a variety of practical laboratory techniques.
|Not assessed as part of this module, though students will cooperate in teams during practical tasks.
This module is at CQFW Level 4