Practical Skills in Forensic Science 2 - FSCI5040

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Spring Term 5 15 (7.5) Jon Tandy checkmark-circle


This module offers students experience in a wide range of important forensic investigative and analytical skills relating to other taught and practical modules in the forensic programme. Students will also have the opportunity to build computational skills through the use facial composite software.


Contact hours

Private Study: 111
Contact Hours: 39
Total: 150


Not available as an elective module.

Method of assessment

• Digital Portfolio – 30%
• Analytical Portfolio – 40%
• Ballistics Portfolio – 30%

Indicative reading

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Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate practical capabilities in a range of complex and forensically relevant skills (which could include shooting scene investigation, firearms analysis and forensic analytical chemistry).
2. Demonstrate computational skills in the use of facial composite software.
3. Apply knowledge gained in other Forensic Science modules to realistic practical scenarios.
4. Communicate Forensic practical work to others through subject-relevant reporting mechanisms.


  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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