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ANAT3006: Forensic Osteology

This unit of study aims to introduce students to the area of forensic osteology, which is the study of human skeletal remains within the legal context. Thus the unit of study aims to help students learn about human morphology and variation through the investigation and identification of human bones. It will also help students gain skills in observation and rigorous record taking and in analysis and interpretation. Production of case reports and practice in acting as 'expert witness' will improve students written and oral skills. An additional objective will be to assist students in learning to deal with legal and ethical issues.

Code ANAT3006
Academic unit
Credit points 6
ANAT2008 and a mark of 65 or above in ANAT2009
BMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the variation in the human skeleton
  • LO2. identify human and non-human bone and detailed features on bones
  • LO3. review a journal article
  • LO4. select the appropriate procedure to determine race, sex, age, stature
  • LO5. carry out the statistical calculations required
  • LO6. interpret and explain results.

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