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Mortuary PracticeWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301394.1

Discipline: PATHOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

300935 Evidence and Crime Scene Management AND 300898 Appendicular Skeleton AND 301126 Concepts in Human Anatomy AND 300806 Forensic Science

300894 Anatomy of the Thorax and Abdomen

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 3733 Bachelor of Medical Science (Forensic Mortuary Practice).

About this Unit
This unit introduces the student to processes and techniques used in a forensic mortuary context. Students will undertake activities that prepare them for clinical placement with an operational forensic mortuary setting, which includes a brief placement within a NSW Forensic and Analytical Science Service (FASS) facility or NSW Organ and Tissue Donation Service. Student must have demonstrated full compliance with NSW Health placement requirements in the first year of their candidature before enrolling in this unit and 301128 Advanced Mortuary Practice. This unit, together with completion of 301128 Advanced Mortuary Practice is essential for graduates of this course seeking employment as a forensic mortuary technician with FASS.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

To be eligible to enrol in a unit and attend a health-related placement in your course, students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements AND Special Legislative Requirements to be assessed in their first year of study against the following:

1. National Criminal History Check: Students must have a current (expiring 3 years from date of issue) check valid for their entire course. A valid National Criminal history check must be an Australia wide check, include the student's full name matching their Student ID card and date of birth and not have any offences listed. If a student has a criminal history identified on their check, they must provide a Clinical Placement Authority Card (CPAC) or conditional letter from the NSW HealthShare Employment Screening and Review Unit


International students must additionally have a translated International Police Check or statutory declaration.

2. A NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter issued under the category of volunteer valid for their entire course.

3. A current approved first aid certificate valid for their entire course, approved provider courses can be found at:


4. A completed vaccination/immunisation card with all serology results containing expiry dates and currency must be maintained by the student to ensure compliance for their entire course.

5. NSW Undertaking/Declaration form

6. Completed any additional health forms required (such as NSW Health Code of Conduct, Health Student Undertaking/Declaration and Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool)

7. Relevant Local Health District specific documentation as requested.

Contact your School for further details. Resources are also available on the Placement Hub website:


Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
University ‘uniform’/shirt

3733.2Bachelor of Medical Science (Forensic Mortuary Practice)CURRENT

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