School Of Science

Forensic AnthropologyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301120.3


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Hayley Green

Assumed Knowledge
Knowledge of the general aspects of contemporaneous note taking, crime scene documentation and crime scene photography.

Equivalent Units
300378 - Forensic Archaeology, 300882 - Forensic Archaeology

300806 Forensic Science AND 300825 Introduction to Anatomy OR 301126 Concepts in Human Anatomy AND 300873 Crime Scene Investigation OR 300935 Evidence and Crime Scene Management

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 60 credit points at Level 1 and 40 credit points at Level 2.

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Autumn  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - DAY  Hayley Green  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
The objectives of this unit are to gain an understanding of the changes to the human body from death to discovery and how we can use the biological variability of humans to assist in the identification of human remains. Students will learn the fundamentals of detection, excavation and identification of human and non-human remains and learn how to prepare their findings for court. Students will be required to apply the knowledge gained during lectures to a practical based excavation, analysis and preparation of a case file.

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