Course Description

Course Name

Analytical and Forensic Science

Session: VDNS3122

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

CELS 191 and CHEM 191 and 54 further points from Science Schedule C

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


An introduction to analytical techniques in modern forensic science. The analysis of physical and biological evidence and the role of science in the judicial system.

Learning Outcomes
- An understanding of how science is applied in support of the legal system
- Mastery of the scientific concepts underlying the major analytical methods of chemical analysis as applied in forensic casework
- Critical analysis and assessment of scientific evidence
- A tested understanding of the application of these concepts to practical situations such as material analysis

Saferstein, Richard, Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, Global Edition, Pearson Education Limited

Highly Recommended:
Bell, Suzanne, Forensic Chemistry 2E, PearsonJackson, Andrew R. W., Forensics Science 3E, Prentice Hall

*Course content subject to change