The Graduate Diploma in Forensic Anthropology will enable students to undertake advanced studies in forensic anthropology, develop an in-depth knowledge of the human skeleton and gain a practical understanding of the scientist’s role within the Australian legal system. There is considerable diversity of research related to forensic anthropology, ranging from traditional morphometrics through to computer-graphic facial reconstruction.
This degree has been designed specifically to acquaint you with current developments in basic forensic sciences and particularly those medical and social sciences that are of direct relevance to the application to forensic anthropology. After successful completion of six coursework units you will be able to specialise in a particular area of interest, gaining practical experience in an independent study through the completion of a literature-based project of direct relevance to forensic anthropology. The course structure and units for this course are available in the UWA Handbook.