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This short course introduces the contribution of biological anthropology to the study of a forensic context.
At a glance
- 07 - 11 Dec 2020
- Duration5 days
- LocationCranfield campus
- Cost£1,750 Concessions available
What you will learn
- Explain the role of biological anthropology in forensic science
- Recognise, name and accurately describe any human bone
- Distinguish human bones from the most common animal bones
- From an almost complete skeleton, distinguish between sexes and determine approximate age, stature and ethnic ancestry
- Combine a series of different bone identifications and draw conclusions as to possible identities of an individual
- Appraise and defend the possibilities and limitations of the techniques.
- History of forensic anthropology
- The place of forensic anthropology in a criminal investigation
- Types of information that forensic anthropology reveals and an assessment of its reliability
- Distinguishing human from non - human bones
- Identifying minimum number of individuals
- Basic human skeletal anatomy
- Determination of age and sex of an individual from juvenile and adult skeletal remains
- Determination of stature from whole and fragmentary remains
- Assessment of ethnic ancestry
- Basic dentition
- The limitations of skeletal analysis.
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This short course will be taught at Masters Standard as it is one of the modules that comprise the postgraduate Forensic Modular Masters Programme. Registering for this accredited short course and successfully passing the associated assessment will gain you 10 Cranfield credits. These could then be used to apply for a transfer towards a PgCert/PgDip or MSc in the Forensic Programme should you wish to complete one of these courses within 5 years.
AccreditationThe short courses are modules of the Forensic Modular Masters Programme, which is accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
£766 - Individual (anyone paying for themselves to attend).
£383 - Student (a current student from any university or a former student of Cranfield University).
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