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FORS 6020 : Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and Quality Assurance
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Forensic Sciences (FORS)
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FC-MFS: Forensic Chemistry
FMB-MFS: Forensic Molecular Biology
FORS-MFS: Forensic Sciences
FT-MFS: Forensic Toxicology
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Forensic Science (FORS)
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Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and Quality Assurance
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Victor Weedn, Eric Bernard
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Issues of forensic science laboratory professional responsibility, including ethics, public policy, and quality assurance. Satisfies 10 hours of instruction for a Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) accredited M.F.S. degree in the core topics of ethics and professional responsibility and quality assurance; also assists in preparation for the American Board of Criminalistics examination in the area of ethics. Taken online during the summer session.
As a result of completing this course, students will be able to: 1. Recognize ethical issues in forensic practice and understand their obligations and responsibilities. 2. Recognize leadership and management skills and techniques. 3. Describe quality assurance concepts and methods used in crime laboratories. 4. Understand ISO 17025 requirements. 5. Recognize public policy efforts and considerations being discussed in the forensic science community.
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FORS Professional Responsibility Syllabus.doc
Explanation of how the course differs from similar GW courses
While ethics and quality assurance are taught in a few courses throughout the MFS program, it does not meet the FEPAC requirement of 10 hrs instruction per each. This course is new and does not replace or overlap with prior existing courses.
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