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ARCS5208M Forensic Imaging

15 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Dr Nick Crohn

Taught: 1 Sep to 31 Jan View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

As per programme specifation

This module is mutually exclusive with

ARCS3204Forensic Imaging

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module allows students to critically explore the use of forensic imaging in the investigation of crime, identification of mass fatality victims and the investigation of the cause of death.


The aim of this module is to enable students to explore more fully the use of forensic imaging. Students will be able to critically evaluate the use of the virtual autopsy, methods employed in the investigation of mass fatalities, the importance of diagnostic imaging in the investigation of crime and other fields in which imaging is used as an investigation tool.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:

1. Evalute the role of forensic radiography within current UK legislation
2. Be able to discuss professional, ethical, moral and legal frameworks that guide the practice of forensic radiographers
3. Critically evaluate the role of forensic imaging in a variety of situations, making comparison to other techniques used in those areas


Students will critically evaluate and make recommendations on practice or application in the following areas:

- Legal framework in which forensic imaging is involved
- The differences between criminal, civil and international law and how this impacts on different imaging practices and validity
- The advantages, disadvantages and future applications of diagnostic imaging as a forensic tool
- The use of forensic imaging in the identification of mass fatality victims
- Involvement of medical imaging in the planning for major disasters.
- Deeper investigation of non accidental injury
- Exploration of the role in archaeology and security monitoring

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours115.00
Total Contact hours35.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Time is allocated in the module hours for writing up and revising notes, visiting relevant websites, accessing electronic literature and library based study, and preparing for assessments.

The students can review research articles and texts prior to each lecture and to find relevant information themselves with which to contribute to sessions.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Tutorial to aid student understanding of the essay titles.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay or Dissertation3,500 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 14:19:52


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