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MFSP 556S Forensic Anthropology and Topics in Human Identification 3.0 Credits

Forensic Anthropology involves the application of the science of physical anthropology to the legal process. The identification of skeletal, badly decomposed or otherwise unidentified human remains is important for both legal and humanitarian reasons. This course introduces students to the basic methods and techniques that forensic anthropologists use to establish an identity for unknown human skeletal remains and the scientific principles on which these techniques are founded. Much of the course will be devoted learning the laboratory techniques needed for the extraction of information such as age, sex, ancestry, and size from human skeletal remains.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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