Course Details

Full Course Name:
Diploma in Forensic Anthropology & Human Identification

Course Dates

Next Course Commencing:
30 January 2020
Duration:
10 weeks, one evening per week from 6.30 to 9.30pm

Course Award

Award:
City Colleges Diploma
NFQ:
Not Applicable

Course Fee

Classroom:
€995 (€1,095 if paying in instalments)
Online:
€895 (€995 if paying in instalments)
Non EU:
Call +353 1 4160034

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Delivered by Dr René Gapert, the purpose of the Diploma in Forensic Anthropology & Human Identification programme is to equip learners with a basic understanding of the fields of forensic anthropology (the scientific study of recent human remains) and human identification from a historical, theoretical and practical perspective.  In addition, the application of anthropological and diagnostic imaging methods in the analysis of the living and the dead will be considered.  At the end of the course, learners will have a detailed understanding of the different aspects of forensic anthropological work and associated specialities and their contribution to the identification process.

Course Overview

At the outset, students will gain knowledge regarding the basic human osteology (study of bones) and anatomical terminology used to describe the human body in the medical and scientific fields.  During the course, students will be introduced to the main scientific instruments and methods used by most forensic anthropologists world-wide and will understand the strengths and limitations of these methods.  By its conclusion, attendees will have a significant understanding of what forensic anthropology can offer the investigative authorities and how the field is developing in future.

Course Content

Week 1 – Introduction to Forensic Anthropology & Human Identification

Week 2 – Human Osteology – I

Week 3 – Human Osteology – II

Week 4 – Bone Development and Disease

Week 5 – Human Remains Analysis – I

Week 6 – Human Remains Analysis – II

Week 7 – Forensic Anthropology – I

Week 8 – Forensic Anthropology – II

Week 9 – Osteology in Archaeology

Week 10 – Preserved Human Remains

Assessment

A pass grade on the written assignment will be required for awarding of the Diploma. A fail grade will result in a Certificate of Attendance for the course but without the Diploma being awarded.

Students must attend at least 80% of classes to graduate with either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance unless a serious and verifiable reason for further absence is provided. If completing the course online, attendance and participation is tracked through Moodle.

The assignment/project must be handed in on the due date unless a sound reason for lateness is provided. In such instances, an extension may be awarded at the discretion of the lecturer.

Course Fee

Classroom-based: €995
(€1,095 if paying  in instalments)

Online course: €895
(€995 if paying in instalments)

Non-EU students: Call +353 1 4160034

Why City Colleges?

  • Courses for students who are passionate about their subject, delivered by leaders in their field.
  • Live lectures which are also streamed live on Moodle and recorded for review
  • City centre location in South Great George’s Street, convenient for bus, LUAS, DART
  • Southside Dublin location in Dundrum
  • Study rooms and library in our City Centre location
  • Limited class size
  • Parking

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Diploma in Forensic Anthropology (Classroom)

Classroom Diploma in Forensic Anthropology

thursday

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Dr René Gapert

€995

Diploma in Forensic Anthropology (Online)

Online Diploma in Forensic Anthropology

thursday

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Dr René Gapert

€895