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FAC Short Courses

Short Course Registration for Summer 2017 CLICK HERE!

Note: Participants must be 18 years old or older to register and attend any course.

 

If course is full, please contact Dr. Giovanna Vidoli at gvidoli@utk.edu for more information on short courses.

 

Forensic Anthropology Field Methods: May 30-June 2, 2017

This is an intensive course designed to enhance one’s knowledge in forensic recovery techniques. Various mapping techniques and equipment will be discussed and applied to an outdoor context. Participants will be responsible for the recovery of scattered and buried human remains at the Anthropology Research Facility.

This course is best suited for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physical and forensic anthropology that have experience with osteology.

Cost: $600
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Outdoor Recovery Course: June 5-9, 2017

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This course is designed for medico-legal personnel that are actively involved in the recovery of human remains. Participants will be introduced to the role of the forensic anthropologist in a forensic investigation and how they can assist in the recovery of remains in an outdoor context. Topics covered include the basics of time since death determination and an introduction to new techniques available to law enforcement, the basics of insect collection and the use of entomological data, and forensic odontology. The archaeological approach to surface and burial recovery and the use of current technology available to aid in the recovery of human remains at the Anthropology Research Facility will be emphasized. (Note: The Outdoor Recovery course is POST certified)

Pre-requisites: Participants must be gainfully employed in the medico-legal community. Medical Examiners, death investigators, law enforcement or other related fields will be considered.

Cost: $1000
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Comparative Osteology: June 13-15, 2017

This is a hands-on laboratory course introduces participants to basic human osteology and differences with non-human skeletal elements.  The course will be mostly hands-on with daily quizzes and methods on how to distinguish human from non-human skeletal remains. The course is designed for students and law enforcement and focuses on how to distinguish human from non-human skeletal remains.  No previous knowledge required.

Cost: $375
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If course is full, please contact Dr. Giovanna Vidoli at gvidoli@utk.edu for more information on short courses.

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