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Graduate Diploma in Forensic Science (Professional Practice)

Murdoch University Science

Full time & Part time See Course PgDip, Other 1 year

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.

Study eight postgraduate forensic coursework units where you will 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 (Medical, Veterinary or Dental Studies, Nursing, Pharmacy or “Other Health”). Majors in Criminology will be considered if they contain units in a Biological or Chemical Sciences (i.e. Crime Science) at the discretion of the Academic Chair. Or 2 years or more relevant professional experience or training subject to the approval of the Academic Chair.


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