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This short course introduces the contribution of biological anthropology to the study of a forensic context.
At a glance
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- Duration5 days
- LocationCranfield campus
What you will learn
- Examine the role of the forensic anthropologist
- Recognise, name and describe the bones of the human skeleton
- Differentiate human from non-human bones
- Estimate the sex, age-at-death, stature and ancestry from a skeleton
- Introduction to human skeletal anatomy, biomechanics, and forensic anthropology
- Bone and tooth identification and taphonomy.
- Human vs non-human bone
- Biological profile estimation (age-at-death, sex, stature, ancestry)
- Analysis of a human skeleton
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This 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 Short Course For Credit 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.
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AccreditationThe course is a module of the Forensic Modular Masters Programme, which is accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
- Dr Nicholas Marquez-Grant - Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology
- Dr David Errickson
Sponsored by company £1925.00
Accommodation options and pricesThis course is non-residential. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information about our on campus accommodation can be found here. Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.
Location and travel
Situated close to Milton Keynes and Bedford, the Cranfield campus is situated in Wharley End, very close to Cranfield village, and is about 10 minutes from the M1 motorway. There is rail and road access to most major airports as well as coach and train stations. Cranfield campus also has its own airport for private executive business travel.
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How to apply
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