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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Environmental Monitoring & Forensic Biology
Module Code FSH301
School School of Chemical Sciences
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Margaret McCaul
Semester 2: Margaret McCaul
Autumn: Margaret McCaul
Module TeachersPaul Leonard
Anne Parle-McDermott
Blanaid White
Fiona Regan
Denise Harold
Margaret McCaul
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only
Category 1 - a re-sit is available for all assessment components of the module.

AS3 module

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand the role of the Forensic Scientist
2. Establish a crime scene and know the importance of recording evidence
3. Describe analytical technologies used for the analysis of physical evidence
4. Communicate the importance and application of effective environmental monitoring
5. Evaluate the impact of anthropogenic activity upon the environment
6. Assess measures of pollution control, both legal and technical

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24No Description
Independent Study101No Description
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Loop QuizMCQ for forensic biology content50%n/a
AssignmentAssignment for environmental content50%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    AS3 module. This update restores module Learning Outcomes that had disappeared.
    Programme or List of Programmes
    ASBSc in Analytical Science
    SHSAStudy Abroad (Science & Health)
    SHSAOStudy Abroad (Science & Health)
    Date of Last Revision01-JUN-11

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