Postgraduate Course: Scientific Evidence in Forensic Anthropology (PGHC11261)
|School of History, Classics and Archaeology
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Available to all students
|This course aims to provide an awareness of the methods of crime scene investigation and the role of the forensic anthropologist both in the laboratory and in the field. The course will include the location and retrieval of human remains from various contexts, the role of DNA analysis in personal identification and an understanding of how and when scientific techniques can be relevant to an investigation. Personal safety, including biohazard training, vaccinations, weapons and landmine awareness will also be taught.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
| All students taking this course must attend the Health & Safety Awareness training session at the start of the semester. If this course is not on your Degree Programme Table you must seek the permission of the course organiser before being enrolled in this course.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered
| By the end of the course the student will have an understanding of the spectrum of scientific methods used in crime scene investigation as well as the role of the forensic anthropologist, as well as Health and safety issues, including personal safety.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Dr Elena Kranioti
Tel: (0131 6)50 2368
|Mr Gordon Littlejohn
Tel: (0131 6)50 3782