Forensic Science (SCHOOLS)

This unit introduces learners to fundamental techniques of forensic science allowing them to develop skills in biology, chemistry and physics in this contemporary context. Learners will also develop basic research and information handling skills. The unit is suitable for learners with an interest in general science and its practical applications as well as for those who are looking to access further studies in forensic related areas.  

This course takes a hands-on approach to the science of forensic investigation. The emphasis is on doing rather than theory and covers topics such as fingerprint recovery and identification, blood detection and analysis, DNA extraction and analysis. 

Unit code: J45V 45 

On completion of the unit you should be able to:

  • Explain and use scientific techniques in relation to their application in forensics.  
  • Investigate forensic evidence in a documented case(s).  
  • Describe current developments in forensic science technology 


Falkirk Campus



Start date

14 January 2025

End date

18 March 2025

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SCQF Level

Level 5

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