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Unit of Study LAW72017 - DNA and the Law (2019)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical basis, foundational assumptions and central tenants relating DNA analysis.
2 demonstrate knowledge of the evidentiary value of DNA evidence in the Australian setting, how such evidence may be admitted and the significance of such expert opinion in the courts.
3 apply critical judgment including analysis, reasoning and appropriately directed research to the role of DNA evidence in the courts.
4 comment on the policy issues which arise when the disciplines of law and science intersect.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical basis, foundational assumptions and central tenants relating DNA analysis.
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate knowledge of the evidentiary value of DNA evidence in the Australian setting, how such evidence may be admitted and the significance of such expert opinion in the courts.
    • GA4:
  3. apply critical judgment including analysis, reasoning and appropriately directed research to the role of DNA evidence in the courts.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  4. comment on the policy issues which arise when the disciplines of law and science intersect.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:

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