FNSC5650 Forensic Anthropology Dissertation Part 2

12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
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 Anthropology specialisation of the Master of Forensic Science by coursework and dissertation (51520). 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.
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.
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
enrolment in the Master of Forensic Science (Anthropology specialisation) (51520)
Contact hours
by arrangement with supervisor
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