• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Biological Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Biological Anthropology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Marc Oxenham
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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This is a discipline that has made significant contributions to the resolution of medico-legal issues domestically and internationally. Students will become acquainted with a range of theories and techniques used to identify skeletonised human remains; have an appreciation and understanding of a wide range of factors modifying a body and a crime scene over time; and have a set of skills necessary, and appropriate in terms of the requirements of the Australian medico-legal professions, for the practical management and excavation of a body/crime scene. Numerous 'real-life' case-studies illustrate the theory and ideas presented in this course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:-

  1. Meet the stipulated course aims.
  2. Develop a basic knowledge of the practical skills required for forensic scene management.
  3. Become familiar and comfortable with a broad sample of scholarship in this disciplinary area.
  4. Augment their ability to think critically about basic assumptions and conceptual frameworks in this field.
  5. Develop skills in oral presentations, including debate, and in writing.

Indicative Assessment

Forensic excavation/crime scene management report (50%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5]

Literature-based research and essay (50%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5]

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Workload

Two hours of lectures, one hour of laboratory/practical work and seven hours of private study each week, averaged across the semester (but may be in block form).

Requisite and Incompatibility

12 units of 1000-level ANTH, ARCH or BIOL courses

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3324 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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