BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Applied Science - Forensic Science

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Description

Forensic Science is the application of scientific knowledge and technology to give an understanding of both criminology and the use of scientific methodology in the provision of evidence in criminal cases. A combination of the science behind criminal detection with a study of the working of a criminal’s mind makes this an interesting and indispensable combination.

Course content

Forensic Science offers a variety of units, some science and some non-science - all focused towards working in or studying at HE in an area of forensic science.

  • Fundamentals of science
  • Working in the science industry
  • Scientific investigations
  • Scientific practical techniques
  • Perceptions of science
  • Using mathematical …

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Forensic Science is the application of scientific knowledge and technology to give an understanding of both criminology and the use of scientific methodology in the provision of evidence in criminal cases. A combination of the science behind criminal detection with a study of the working of a criminal’s mind makes this an interesting and indispensable combination.

Course content

Forensic Science offers a variety of units, some science and some non-science - all focused towards working in or studying at HE in an area of forensic science.

  • Fundamentals of science
  • Working in the science industry
  • Scientific investigations
  • Scientific practical techniques
  • Perceptions of science
  • Using mathematical tools in science
  • Using statistics in science
  • Physiology of human body systems
  • Microbiological techniques
  • Practical chemical analysis
  • Medical physics techniques
  • Chemical laboratory techniques
  • Forensic evidence collection and analysis
  • Criminology
  • Forensic photography
  • Criminal psychology
  • Applications of forensic psychology
  • Forensic science informatics
  • Criminal investigation procedures
  • Criminal investigation in practice

Entry Requirements

A minimum of four GCSE at grade C or above, including English, Mathematics and double Award Science (or equivalent) or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Science at Merit grade.

Delivery & Assessment methods

All units are assessed internally by portfolio assignments and moderated externally by an external verifier. Assessment is a combination of coursework (including reports, presentations and case studies). Students are required to keep a portfolio of all coursework undertaken towards the BTEC Level 3 Diploma qualification. Grading: All units are awarded points, which are added together at the end of the course, to give one final grade ranging from PPP to D*D*D*.

Progression

Higher education or employment.

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