FNSC5649 Forensic Anthropology Dissertation Part 1

Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit is taken over two successive semesters and parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. Students can commence the unit in either semester 1 or semester 2. The unit is a component of the Master of Forensic Science Anthropology (72580). It is designed to provide students with practical experience in independent scientific study through the completion of a literature-based project of direct relevance to forensic anthropology. Students develop scientific writing skills by compiling a substantial scholarly dissertation on their research topic. The dissertation must be analytical but it is not essential that the student collects the original data, therefore the following strategies may be employed: (1) experimental design; (2) statistical treatment of data from other studies; (3) a compilation of information from other studies; (4) meta-analytical procedures; or (5) profiling of case studies.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate theoretical techniques related to the discipline of forensic anthropology and (2) be acquainted with with current developments in basic forensic sciences, particularly those medical and social sciences which are of direct relevance to the application of forensic anthropology.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: dissertation assessed by two external examiners - students may also be required to present their findings at a school seminar. 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
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Forensic Science Anthropology (72580)
Contact hours
by arrangement with supervisor
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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