This course provides graduates in life sciences with professional training in forensic science and the skills required for roles such as Forensic Investigators or Crime Scene Officers.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 1 semester full-time or part-time equivalent
This course provides graduates in life sciences with professional training in forensic science leading to the acquisition of skills relevant to criminal investigations. Crime scene reconstruction is emphasised as is the collection, processing and interpretation of biological and physical evidence. Instruction in anatomy, pathology and death-investigation is provided with a focus on injury recognition. Specimen preparation, sources of contamination, quality assurance, statistical interpretation and the admissibility of evidence are discussed as a prelude to the preparation and delivery of courtroom testimony.
Murdoch has strong links with the Western Australia Police, PathWest (forensic biology), ChemCentre (forensic division), Western Diagnostic Pathology (forensic toxicology) and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), providing opportunities for students in regards to research projects and professional experience.
This course is designed to generate graduates with the skills needed to work with the police and other investigative authorities as Forensic Investigators or Crime Scene Officers.
CRICOS Code: 086029J
- Perth Campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
- Graduate Certificate in Forensic Science (Professional Practice) (GradCertForSc(ProfessionalPractice))
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
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Sorry, this course does not accept admissions for commencement in Semester 1. Please consider starting your studies in Semester 2.
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