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Graduate Certificate in Forensic Science (Professional Practice)

Murdoch University    Science

Full time & Part time See Course PGCert, Other 6 months

About the course

If you have a degree in science, or a relevant bachelor's degree, this course will give you the skills you need to help in criminal investigations. Alternatively, if you are already a Police or Forensic professional, you’ll be able to upskill or attain a university qualification in your field.

Choose any four of eight postgraduate forensic coursework units where you will to reconstruct crime scenes as you learn to collect, process and interpret biological, chemical and physical evidence.

Build your expertise in specimen preparation, sources of contamination, quality assurance, statistical interpretation and the admissibility of evidence as you learn to prepare and deliver courtroom testimony.

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Entry Requirements

University level (AQF Level 7) qualification in Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, other natural and physical sciences or relevant Health related fields (HEIMS fields to be provided to admissions) Or 2 years or more relevant professional experience or training subject to the approval of the Academic Chair

You must be able to meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which may include the successful completion of a variety of English proficiency tests.


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