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Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Forensic Biology and Toxicology

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Forensic Biology and Toxicology

Murdoch University

Perth Campus, Murdoch, Australia
  • QS World University Rankings
    581-590
  • Degree BSc
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 72 months
Through this degree, students will learn a range of forensic disciplines, including how to recognize blunt and sharp force injuries and the weapons that cause them. Students will study the pathology of asphyxiation, electrocution, gunshot wounds and the injuries associated with fatal fires, learn about forensic entomology (the insects that decompose human remains), be exposed to the techniques used for disaster victim identification and learn how to estimate time of death. This course includes practical training in forensic palynology (the use of pollen grains to connect a suspect to a crime scene) and forensic anthropology (the identification of skeletal remains). Students will also learn witness imaging techniques, with hands-on training in facial approximation, using clay-based sculptures to ‘reconstruct’ facial features from a human skull. In the final year, students will build on everything they have learnt throughout their degree by investigating a murder case from crime scene to court room. Students may combine this course with Molecular Biology, Biomedical Science, Clinical Laboratory Science or Chemistry to create a unique double major or with a Bachelor of Criminology to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Biology and Toxicology and a Bachelor of Criminology in just four years.