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Part Time Foundation Degree Forensic Science Part time

Wirral Metropolitan College

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Foundation Degree Forensic Science (Part-time) Attendance Part-time Day Duration 3 Years Level This is a Higher-Education (HE) course Times Starting 9 Sep 2009: Carlett Park: Wed 09:00-18:00 Starting around 31 Aug 2010: Not yet timetabled It is planned to offer this course in the academic year 201011. The timetable and fees will be confirmed nearer the time. It is planned to offer this course in the academic year 201112. The timetable and fees will be confirmed nearer the time. How to ApplyEnrol Application Form to be returned to Learner Services Course Outline This course is designed for those with an interest in learning about Forensic Science. It is suitable for anyone returning to education or those currently working in an analytical area of science who wish to expand their knowledge base. It is delivered in association with the University of Central Lancashire and is designed to equip you with the up to date skills needed to join an innovative workforce. Profile The Foundation Degree in Forensic Science Forensic science is a practical-based, multi-disciplinary subject that comprises three streams of study, which are delivered over a two-year full time period of study. At the core of the course is Forensic Investigation. This provides education and training in the investigation, management and processing of crime scenes, the laboratory based collection and analysis of evidence and presentation of findings in court. The stream is delivered through lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical sessions and laboratory-based and crime scene simulations. You will be introduced to simulations of crime scenes for forensic photography, processing and collection of forensic evidence, such as fingerprints, footwear impressions, hairs and fibres, glass fragments, and tool marks. There are also two further streams which complement the core modules in forensic investigation: Forensic Biology examines the application of general and molecular biology to forensic investigations. For example, our individuality is manifested at the molecular level in terms of our DNA, proteins and antigens. Techniques in molecular genetics, biochemistry and immunology can be used to detect this individuality in biological samples, such as blood, semen, hairs, teeth, bones or saliva. Forensic Chemistry uses chemical and physical techniques to examine and identify paint, ink and other trace material evidence. The evidence may come from scenes of fires and cases of arson, explosions and use of firearms. Toxicological techniques identify drugs and poisons, both in biological samples and in their purer forms. At level 2, you will continue to build on the forensic chemistry and biology by observing how it is applied to forensic casework, for example, in the identification of individuals by blood grouping. The written work will be guided and involve more independent study with, for example, the search skills now moving to look at fore Additional Information Those successfully completing the Foundation Degree will be eligible to progress to the third year of the B.Sc.(Hons) Forensic Science degree at Univeristy of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Bridging module will be available over the summer period, successful completion of these will enable you to enter into year 3 of the Honours course in Forensic Science. Funding HEFCE funded Qualifications Offered (in next Class) Foundation Degree Forensic Science Funding Stream: 99 - No LSC funding **NO REMISSION** Fees: Tuition: ?900.00 Please Note: These are current course fees. Later courses may be charged at a different rate. Fees quoted are on an individual student basis only. Opportunities Entry Requirement You should have 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above or equivalent, dual award Science or two single award Sciences, Mathematics and an English Language based GCSE, e.g. English, History etc, and an A Level in an appropriate science. Mature students who are in employment in a science area may also be considered. If English is not

Foundation Degree Forensic Science (Part-time) Attendance Part-time Day Duration 3 Years Level This is a Higher-Education (HE) course Times Starting 9 Sep 2009: Carlett Park: Wed 09:00-18:00 Starting around 31 Aug 2010: Not yet timetabled It is planned to offer this course in the academic year 201011. The timetable and fees will be confirmed nearer the time. It is planned to offer this course in...

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