Applied Forensic Practice - FSCI5030

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 5 15 (7.5) Andrew Langley checkmark-circle


This module introduces students to a range of scene investigation and evidence processing techniques through a combination of laboratory-based training exercises and simulated scene investigation scenarios.


Contact hours

Private Study: 120
Contact Hours: 30
Total: 150


Not available as an elective module.

Method of assessment

• Online Quiz 1 (2 hours) – 15%
• Online Quiz 2 (2 hours) – 15%
• Case File – 70%

Indicative reading

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See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the practical application of physical evidence processing.
2. Demonstrate the ability to grade a variety of evidence types according to their probative value.
3. Demonstrate practical ability, covering a range of scene investigation skills including the continuity, integrity and admissibility of evidence.
4. Demonstrate a thorough appreciation of anti-contamination measures and the correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
5. Show ability to follow standard operating procedures.
6. Apply knowledge of forensic science to realistic practical scenarios.
7. Demonstrate an ability to document and report on findings from scene investigations or evidence processing to a professional standard.


  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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