FNSC5516 Forensic Odontology and Introductory Osteology
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit provides students with basic knowledge, and practical experience, in the following concepts and principles: (1) basic knowledge of the growth and anatomy of the human skeleton (bones and teeth); (2) applications of radiography in forensic odontology; (3) the use of rugae, lip prints and facial superimposition in the identification process; (4) different ageing methods used by the forensic odontologist; (5) the role of the forensic odontologist in disaster victim identification (DVI); and (6) bite mark analysis.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate competence in skeletal and dental biology; (2) identify suitable age estimation methods based on skeletal and/or dental analysis; (3) explain the role of the anthropologist in DVI; and (4) resolve bone commingling of multiple individuals of different ages.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research essay; (2) laboratory work; and (3) mini 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), Graduate Diploma in Forensic Anthropology (72380)
Master of Forensic Anthropology (72580)
- Contact hours
- lectures: 8 x 1.5 hrs; tutorials: 8 x 1.5 hrs
- Unit Outline
- Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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