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Forensic Anthropology: Skeletal Analysis



Forensic Anthropologists use the bones of skeletons to solve criminal cases. Their role involves conducting skeletal analysis and applying techniques used in archaeology, which is a detailed and fascinating process.

If you’re considering a career in this field and are interested in forensics or anthropology, then this course is perfect for you. Through this specialist training course, you will learn just how forensic anthropology works and how a skeletal analysis is conducted. It will show you how to recover bones to determine who died and how to determine the gender and age of the skeletal remains. It will also deepen your knowledge of osteology, and the code of ethics regarding skeletal investigations.

Develop the practical and theoretical understanding you need to fast track your career, and take your first steps towards securing a role in this fascinating field.

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised CPD accredited certification. You can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at the cost of £9 and Hard Copy Certificate for £15.

Why study this course

It doesn’t matter if you are an aspiring professional or absolute beginner; this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with critical skills and an accredited certification attesting to your knowledge.

The Forensic Anthropology: Skeletal Analysis is fully available to anyone, and no previous qualifications are needed to enrol. All One Education needs to know is that you are eager to learn and are over 16.

Course Curriculum

Section 01: Course outline
Course outline 00:05:00
Section 02: The field of Anthropology
What is Anthropology? 00:01:00
Introduction to Anthropology 01:08:00
Section 03: Forensic Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology 00:01:00
Role of Forensic Anthropology 01:05:00
Section 04: Human Osteology
Human Osteology 00:01:00
Supplemental bone identification video lecture 00:02:00
Section 05: Comparative Osteology
Comparative Osteology 02:15:00
Supplemental comparative osteology video lecture 00:04:00
Section 06: Estimation of sex from skeletal remains
Estimating sex from skeletal elements 00:05:00
Estimating sex from human remains PowerPoint 03:00:00
Section 07: Estimating age at death from skeletal remains
Estimating age at death from skeletal remains 00:01:00
Estimate age at death PowerPoint 02:45:00
Supplemental age estimation video lecture 00:04:00
Supplemental age estimation video lecture number 2 00:02:00
Section 08: Estimating stature, BMI, and MNI
Estimating Stature, BMI, and MNI 00:01:00
Estimating stature, BMI, and MNI PowerPoint 00:35:00
Section 09: Estimating ancestral affiliation
Estimating ancestry 00:02:00
Estimating ancestry PowerPoint 01:35:00
Supplemental ancestry estimation video lecture 00:04:00
Section 10: Analyzing bones for trauma
Analyzing trauma 00:01:00
How does trauma present on the skeleton; Projectile trauma 03:05:00
Sharp force trauma 00:40:00
Blunt force trauma 01:05:00
Supplemental trauma analysis video lecture 00:05:00
Section 11: Writing it up!
Writing it up! How to produce a professional report 00:01:00
Writing it up PowerPoint presentation 00:45:00
Section 12: Ethical Considerations
Ethical considerations 00:01:00
Physical anthropology code of ethics 00:55:00
Forensic anthropology code of ethics 00:10:00
Ethical code for human rights work 07:55:00
Section 13: Exercise Answers
Sex estimation exercise key 00:15:00
Age estimation exercise key 00:05:00
Ancestry estimation exercise key 00:15:00
Bone identification exercise key 00:15:00
Trauma exercise key 00:20:00
Section 14: Textbooks
Supplemental textbook recommendations video 00:02:00



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