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Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology

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4.5

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Course Features

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Duration

6 weeks

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Delivery Method

Online

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Available on

Lifetime Access

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Accessibility

Mobile, Desktop

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Language

English

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Subtitles

English

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Level

Advanced

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Effort

3 hours per week

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Teaching Type

Self Paced

Course Description

Highly skilled expertise is required to locate, exhume and identify the dead. This course will teach you the most recent scientific techniques for body recovery, analysis, and location.

You'll learn key forensic techniques through a series real-life cases, video lab sessions and interactive 3D models.

Learn how to find gravesites and excavate human remains. You will also learn how to determine factors such as sex and the age at death from the skeleton. Additionally, you will learn how to spot pathology in the skeleton and how to perform DNA analysis.

Course Overview

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Case Based Learning

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Instructor-Moderated Discussions

Skills You Will Gain

What You Will Learn

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Explore the application of archaeology and anthropology to different forensic contexts

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Develop knowledge of the latest methods in forensic archaeology and anthropology

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Compare the roles of different forensic specialists

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Interpret the post-mortem changes to the human body in differing contexts

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Describe a range of forensic case studies

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Evaluate the potentials and limitations of the scientific methods used to locate and recover human remains in forensic contexts

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Investigate the different scientific techniques used to identify deceased individuals from skeletal remains and establish cause of death

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Reflect on learning gained throughout the course, including the latest research, and how this can be applied to modern forensic and archaeological contexts

Target Students

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This course is suitable for anyone intrigued by forensic archaeology and anthropology

Course Instructors

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Rebecca Gowland

Instructor

I am a bioarchaeologist at Durham University, teaching and researching human skeletal remains. I also train national and international forensic practitioners in archaeology and anthropology.
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Tina Jakob

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Instructor at Future Learn

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