NATS 7013 Explosives
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 301156
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Description The subject provides information on the range of explosive compounds that may be encountered in incidents involving national security. It also covers improvised explosive devices, security screening applications, bomb scene management, and the forensic recovery and analysis of explosive residues. The subject concludes with case studies designed to illustrate the concepts covered in the preceding modules.
Discipline Forensic Science
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Students must be enrolled in 3741 Master of Forensic Science, 3742 Graduate Diploma in Forensic Science or 3743 Graduate Certificate in Forensic Science.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- gather, analyse, evaluate, interpret and present information relevant to the criminal use of explosives in a systematic and insightful way
- detect and identify potential explosive threats and use reflective practice and independent critical thinking to determine the appropriate tools and procedures to implement for rapid and effective solutions
- apply foresight, initiative and leadership skills to implement effective decisions and cope with novel situations, both independently and collaboratively
1. Explosive compounds and mixtures
2. Organic explosives
3. Peroxide-based explosives
4. Improvised explosive devices
5. Screening technologies
6. Forensic analysis of explosives
7. Bomb scene management
8. Case study - Bali bombings 2002
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
Uni of Florida - Term 2 (2024)
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