FSc306H5 F - Forensic Identification Field School

*This is a Fall Semester Course with a 2-week portion in the summer*

Course Description

A field course to complement the material covered in both FSC300H5F, Forensic Identification & FSC302H5, Advanced Forensic Identification. The field school will be held on the U of T Mississauga Campus over a 2-week period during the summer term and during weekly two hour labs in the fall term. In these classes, students will experience practical exposure to field and laboratory methods related to evidence recognition, collection and interpretation. Emphasis will be placed on the types of evidence collected, processed, and analyzed by forensic identification specialists. General evidence and small object photography techniques will be an important component of the course. [104P]

Students must be available for both field and laboratory sessions.

Students must have completed FSC239, FSC300, and FSC302, or have the instructor’s approval to register in the course. If the course prerequisites are not met, the submitted application will be considered as an application for the instructor’s approval. Every student wishing to take FSC306 must submit a completed form. Preference for course enrollment will go to University of Toronto Mississauga students in the forensic science program.

An ancillary fee of $35 will be applied to cover the costs of minor expenses for field school supplies.
Students are required to supply his/her own compact flash memory card for the photography portion of the course (minimum 1 GB), which can be kept by the student after the duration of the course. All other materials will be supplied.

For the field school portion, students are expected to wear clothing appropriate for outdoor work, including sturdy shoes/boots. Appropriate headgear for working in the sun should also be considered.

Applications for 2013 are closed

Field School Portion: Monday - Friday, August 12 - 23, 2013, 9 am - 5 pm
Fall Semester Portion: Fridays, 2 pm - 4 pm *please note the change*


  • The online form (below) must be completed by June 30, 2013.
  • Register for FSc306H5 F on ROSI.
  • Successful candidates will be contacted by e-mail

Application Form

Preliminary Course Syllabus