FNSC5612 Forensic Anthropology I—Introductory Theory and Method
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Lectures and practical workshops introduce students to the field of forensic anthropology. Students learn how to correctly handle and store human remains, and how information gathered from skeletal material can be used to determine the age, sex and stature of an individual, while providing evidence of pathology and/or trauma.
- Students are able to (1) appreciate the history, development and future direction of forensic anthropology; (2) understand the importance of correct handling and storage of human skeletal remains; (3) demonstrate knowledge of basic skeletal anatomy; (4) differentiate human from animal skeletal remains; (5) undertake biological profiling—age, sex, ethnicity and stature; (6) understand the importance of reference to appropriate population standards; (7) recognise personal identifiers in the human skeleton; and (8) recognise evidence of trauma, pathology, illness and disease.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) Practical work; (2) Research essay; and (3) Written theory and practical examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Daniel Franklin
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Forensic Anthropology 72280
the Graduate Diploma in Forensic Anthropology 72380
the Master of Forensic Anthropology 72580
- Contact hours
- lectures and labs: 40 hours (2–3 hours per week)
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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