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Forensic Anthropology


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Price
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£19 inc VAT (was £79)
Offer ends 06 January 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
2 Hours
Qualification
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Overview

This course will focus on the field of forensic anthropology and the techniques used to analyse human skeletal remains including the estimation of sex, age at death, stature, and the identification of any traumatic lesions present. It will further discuss the role of the forensic anthropologist as part of the medicolegal system.

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Course Highlights

  • 37 lectures, with 45 minutes of video content plus in depth powerpoint slides.
  • Learn how to analyse skeletons to gain amazing information about the life of an individual
  • Identify the major bones of the human skeleton
  • Estimate the sex, stature and age at death of the individual from skeletal elements;
  • Estimate ancestry from skeletal remains
  • Understand the ethical considerations of importance to physical anthropologists and forensic anthropologists.

Course Overview

Enrol on this course today and pursue a career forensic science, biology, forensic medicine, medicine, osteology, human anatomy, bioarchaeology, or archaeology.

Instructor Bio

This course is led by Catherine Gaither, a Bioarchaeologist and Forensic Anthropologist. Catherine has been analysing skeletal remains for over 20 years and she wants to share some of the knowledge and experience she has gained with you.

Course Curriculum

Introduction

  • Instructor Intro
  • Course Outline
  • Say hi and tell your fellow students why you're taking this course
  • Share your new course with your friends!
  • Introduction to Anthropology

The Field of Anthropology

  • What is Anthropology?
  • What is Anthropology - Slides

Forensic Anthropology

  • Forensic anthropology
  • Forensic Anthropology - Slides

Human Osteology

  • Human Osteology intro
  • Human Osteology and Skeletal Biology Slides
  • Supplemental bone identification

Comparative Osteology

  • Comparative Osteology - Slides
  • Supplemental comparative osteology

Estimation of sex from skeletal remains

  • Estimating sex from skeletal elements
  • Estimating sex from human remains - Slides
  • Sex Estimation Exercise

Estimating age at death from skeletal remains

  • Estimating age at death from skeletal remains
  • Estimate age at death - Slides
  • Supplemental age estimation Part 1
  • Supplemental age estimation Part 2
  • Age Estimation Exercise

Estimating stature, BMI, and MNI

  • Estimating Stature, BMI, and MNI
  • Estimating stature, BMI, and MNI - Slides
  • Stature, BMI & MNI calculation form

Estimating ancestral affiliation

  • Estimating ancestry
  • Estimating Ancestry - Slides
  • Supplemental ancestry estimation
  • Ancestry Estimation Exercise

Analyzing bones for trauma

  • Analyzing trauma
  • How does trauma present on the skeleton; Projectile trauma
  • Sharp force trauma
  • Blunt force trauma
  • Supplemental trauma analysis
  • Trauma Exercise

Writing it up!

  • Writing it up! How to produce a professional report
  • Writing it up - Slides

Ethical Considerations

  • Ethical considerations intro
  • Physical anthropology code of ethics
  • Forensic anthropology code of ethics
  • Ethical code for human rights work

Exercise Answers

  • Age Estimations Answers
  • Ancestry Estimation Answers
  • Sex Estimation Answers
  • Trauma Answers

Bonus Materials: Textbooks

  • Supplemental textbook recommendations

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Who is this course for?

People who are interested in pursuing a career in forensic science, biology, forensic medicine, medicine, osteology, human anatomy, bioarchaeology, or archaeology can all benefit from this course.

Requirements

This course has no prerequisites

Career path

Pursue a career in forensic science

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Sandra asked:

The time stated for this course says 2 hours, is this just a taster session, as surely you cannot complete any substantive course in 2 hours

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Hi Sandra There is 2h of video content. The course will take significantly longer to complete fully. Hope this helps

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Tayla asked:

I am very interested in this course. However I would like some more information? as I get paid next tues. Please could someone get back to me. Thanks

Answer:

HI Taylor, Thanks for getting in touch and for your interest in OfCourse! What more would you like to know about our courses? All of our courses are delivered online by accredited experts and come with certificates of completion. You would also have unlimited lifetime access to the content, so you can go at your own pace and refer back to the course when needed. Hope this helps! Travis

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sharon Thomas asked:

What is the duration of this course? Will offer on special offer again?

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Hi there, The course is made up of 37 lectures, with 45 minutes of video content plus in depth powerpoint slides. You will have unlimited access to the course so can complete it in your own time.

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Michael asked:

Do you need a degree for this course

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HI Michael, Thanks for getting in touch. No, there are no prerequisites for this course. Enjoy

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Gina asked:

Hi, Is this course suitable for people who simply have an interest in the subject but no plans to pursue a related career? Thank you?

Answer:

Hi Gina, Thanks for your message. Yes, this course is suitable for casual learners as well as those looking to pursue a career in the subject. I hope this helps, Travis

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Kay asked:

Hi! I'm very interested in this and a few other courses, are the a nationwide accepted qualification? :) thank you!

Answer:

Hello Kay, Thanks for getting in touch and your interest in OfCourse! All of our courses are delivered by experienced and accredited experts in their industry. You will receive a signed certificate of completion of the course, showing your mark if the course is assessed. Many professional bodies and insurers accept these certificates, but it is always worth checking in advance. Good luck with your course! Travis

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tayla asked:

Hiya i was just wondering what text books would be most helpful for this course??

Answer:

HI Tayla, Thanks for getting in touch. Once you have enrolled on the course you will be able to post questions on the student forums. Your teacher & fellow students will be able to reply to you directly on our platform. I hope this helps, Travis

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