Graduate Diploma in Forensic Anthropology
This degree has been designed specifically to acquaint students with current developments in basic forensic sciences and particularly those medical and social sciences which are of direct relevance to the application to forensic anthropology.
- Course title
- Graduate Diploma in Forensic Anthropology
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- postgraduate diploma
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Science
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year only
- Attendance type
- full-time only
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1 year
- Time limit
- 4 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Daniel Franklin
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take all units (36 points):
|S1||FNSC5611||Ethics and Research Methods in Forensic Science|
|S1||FNSC5612||Forensic Anthropology I—Introductory Theory and Method|
|S1||FNSC5614||Forensic Archaeology—Theory and Method|
|S2||FNSC5622||Scientific Expert Testimony|
|S2||FNSC5626||Forensic Anthropology II—Advanced Theory and Method|
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:
|S1||FNSC5516||Forensic Odontology and Introductory Osteology|
|S2||FNSC5615||Medicolegal Death Investigation|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 72280 Graduate Certificate in Forensic Anthropology (24 points)
- 72380 Graduate Diploma in Forensic Anthropology (48 points)
- 72580 Master of Forensic Anthropology (96 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Graduate Diploma in Forensic Anthropology course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.