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.
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.
|Section 01: Course outline|
|Section 02: The field of Anthropology|
|What is Anthropology?||00:01:00|
|Introduction to Anthropology||01:08:00|
|Section 03: Forensic Anthropology|
|Role of Forensic Anthropology||01:05:00|
|Section 04: Human Osteology|
|Supplemental bone identification video lecture||00:02:00|
|Section 05: Comparative Osteology|
|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 PowerPoint||01:35:00|
|Supplemental ancestry estimation video lecture||00:04:00|
|Section 10: Analyzing bones for trauma|
|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|
|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|