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Interpreting Skeletonised Human Remains

  • Level(s) of Study: Professional
  • Start Date(s): August - November 2022
  • Duration: 50 hours
  • Study Mode(s): Distance learning
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Introduction:

This course will introduce methods used in the identification of skeletonised or decomposed human remains. The course will focus on interpreting whether remains are human, and if so, what information can be determined from these remains to aid a forensic investigation.

During this course you will cover:

  • How bone is formed and repairs itself when damaged
  • Adult and juvenile human skeletons - including characteristics that aid in identification and interpretation of the condition they were found
  • Recognising human and animal bones
  • Decomposition process
  • Disaster victim identification (DVI) process and criteria used in the identification of victims.

What you’ll study

During this course you will learn how bone is formed and how to use this information to determine age, biological sex and identity. You will also explore the differences between human and animal bones and discuss how bone alteration, from trauma or disease, can provide information to support the identification of the individual.

How you’re taught

This course is delivered online and will take around 50 hours to complete. You will access learning material through our online learning platform and have access to our expert members of staff for support throughout your course.

Course dates

  • Monday 29 August - Sunday 29 November 2022

You can start the course at anytime between these dates. The course will take around 50 hours to complete.

If you have any questions about this course please get in touch with us at sci.shortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Contact hours

The course will take around 50 hours to complete and the learning materials are all delivered online that you can access at a time to suit you.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £75, which can be paid via our online store.

If you wish to either pay by bank transfer (BACS) or if your course will be paid by an external organisation, you must contact us directly on sci.shortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

The fee for this course is £75, which can be paid via our online store.

If you wish to either pay by bank transfer (BACS) or if your course will be paid by an external organisation, you must contact us directly on sci.shortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

How to apply

You can apply for this course on our online store.

You can apply for this course on our online store.

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