This module will provide forensic science students with some of the core understanding in inorganic and physical chemistry. These aspects will underpin students' understanding of Analytical Techniques and the Chemistry related to various forensic processes, leading to an enhanced understanding of Forensic Chemistry.
Private Study: 124
Contact Hours: 26
Not available as an elective module
Method of assessment
• Online Quiz 1 (1 hour) – 5%
• Online Quiz 2 (1 hour) – 5%
• Assessed Worksheet 1 (4 hours) – 15%
• Assessed Worksheet 2 (4 hours) – 15%
• Examination (2 hours) – 60%
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See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of core and foundation scientific chemical and physical concepts, terminology, theory, units, conventions and methods in relation to the chemical and forensic sciences;
2. Understand primary areas of chemistry including properties of chemical elements, states of matter, physiochemical principles, thermodynamics and inorganic chemistry;
3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to inorganic and physical chemistry and to apply such knowledge and understanding to the solution of qualitative and quantitative problems;
4. Demonstrate an ability to recognise and analyse problems and plan strategies for their solution by the evaluation, interpretation and synthesis of scientific information and data to a foundational level;
5. Demonstrate the ability to collate, interpret and explain the significance and underlying theory of experimental data, including an assessment of limits of accuracy.
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Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
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