KV6005 - Advanced Digital Forensics

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What will I learn on this module?

You will develop your technical skills to a more advanced level. You will focus on researching issues relating to the advanced forensic examination and analysis of the current challenges within the digital forensic area. In addition, you will have to ascertain how guidelines and practice concerned with the integrity of digital evidence in the securing, recovering and analysing of that evidence can be maintained. Finally the ethical issues and professional requirements highlighted through your research will be explored and critically evaluated.

CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:
Police Investigations: 11

How will I learn on this module?

Learning and teaching will take place through a variety of mechanisms, including lectures, practical sessions, and guided research into current developments and issues.
The digital forensics subject area is continuously evolving resulting in the need to keep up-to-date with new developments and changing practices. In order to maintain the currency of the syllabus, you will be expected to undertake research in a topic currently relevant to the digital forensic subject area. Topics will be introduced in lectures and explored through practical and guided learning activities. You will be encouraged to fully utilise the independent learning skills developed throughout the programme and plan your own research activities.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be supported through active participation and discussion during seminars and workshops. These offer a unique opportunity to fully understand the theory underpinning the principles and practices of a thorough and effective investigations. All lecture, seminar and workshop material will be available on the University’s eLearning Portal, supplemented with guidance on further reading relevant to the subjects.
Written assessment feedback will also be provided to allow you to understand how you performed and how you can build on this performance in subsequent assessments within your programme.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Identify and critically discuss current research topics relevant to digital forensic practitioners and appraise how the core concepts, knowledge and practice of digital forensics has developed through research.
2. Distinguish appropriate digital forensics tools and techniques for the advanced analysis of problems identified by current research
Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
3. Undertake research in a topic relevant to the digital forensics subject area and effectively communicate the findings
Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
4. Explore and critically evaluate the professional requirements and procedures highlighted through research.

How will I be assessed?

Formative – reading and reviewing research publications under tutor guided independent learning.

Summative – conduct research on a topic that is at the forefront of digital forensic and effectively present your findings in a research paper (K&U 1, 2; IPS 3; PVA 4). Feedback via elp

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

You will focus on researching issues relating to the advanced forensic examination and analysis of the current challenges within the digital forensic area. In addition you will have to ascertain how guidelines and practice concerned with the integrity of digital evidence in the securing, recovering and analysing of that evidence can be maintained. Learning and teaching will take place through a variety of mechanisms, including lectures, practical sessions, and guided research into current developments and issues. Topics will normally be introduced in lectures and explored through practical and guided learning activities. You will be encouraged to fully utilise the independent learning skills developed throughout the programme and plan your own research activities. Following the identification of a current research topic you will conduct research that is at the forefront of digital forensics and effectively present your findings in a research paper.

What will I learn on this module?

You will develop your technical skills to a more advanced level. You will focus on researching issues relating to the advanced forensic examination and analysis of the current challenges within the digital forensic area. In addition, you will have to ascertain how guidelines and practice concerned with the integrity of digital evidence in the securing, recovering and analysing of that evidence can be maintained. Finally the ethical issues and professional requirements highlighted through your research will be explored and critically evaluated.

CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:
Police Investigations: 11

Course info

UCAS Code LL44

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Social Sciences

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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