NS7209: Developing the Forensic Practitioner

NS7209: Developing the Forensic Practitioner

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Developing the Forensic Practitioner
Module Code NS7209
Module Tutor Josie Truscott
School School of Natural and Social Sciences
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 7
Brief Description
Indicative Syllabus
  • Development and training, with an emphasis on, taking responsibility for your own learning, reflective practice and reflective writing, advice and consultancy
  • Working with professionals, experts, groups and organisations
  • Practice frameworks across settings and cultural relevance, ethics and practice, including regulation and potential professional pitfalls
  • The scientist-practitioner model
  • Communicating and managing relevant contexts
Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:


  1. Critically reflect on their own practice, strengths and challenges, identify and design strategies to address continuing development needs and in growing professional skills.


  1. Demonstrate understanding of the consultancy cycle.


  1. Critically assess and engage with the challenges of contemporary work environments, including the key elements of ethical practice.


  1. Communicate effectively in relevant contexts.
Learning and Teaching Activities

Scheduled Contact Hours: 24 Independent Learning Hours: 126

Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Portfolio: 3000 words
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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