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Forensic Anthropology



Forensic Anthropology Diploma

Are you intrigued by the secrets that lie within human remains? Do you have an appetite for solving mysteries, particularly those that have passed through the annals of time? Then the Forensic Anthropology Diploma is your gateway to unlocking these mysteries. This online course is tailored to offer you a comprehensive understanding of the intriguing world of forensic anthropology, ensuring you gain both theoretical knowledge and practical insights.

Forensic anthropology is a specialised sub-field of physical anthropology, and it plays a pivotal role in criminal investigations. This diploma offers an all-encompassing insight into this fascinating area of study, right from the basics to the advanced intricacies.

Starting with an ‘Overview of Forensic Anthropology’, students are introduced to the fundamental principles that underpin the subject. Understand what it entails and the crucial role it plays in solving criminal mysteries, shedding light on unknown identities, and revealing stories that bones whisper.

The journey continues with ‘The Human Skeleton: Structure and Function’. Here, you’ll learn about the intricate design of the human skeleton, its various components, and the pivotal role they play. This knowledge lays the foundation for subsequent modules and is essential for anyone aiming to master the discipline.

In the ‘Determining Biological Profile’ section, the course illuminates the techniques and methodologies used to determine the age, sex, ancestry, and stature from skeletal remains. These findings are often the first pieces of the puzzle in identifying an individual.

The section on ‘Identifying Trauma and Pathology’ delves into the tell-tale signs of trauma and disease on the skeleton. Recognising these signs can provide crucial evidence in criminal cases, shedding light on potential causes of death or historical health conditions.

No Forensic Anthropology Diploma would be complete without exploring ‘The Science of Decomposition’. Unravel the mysteries of how the human body decomposes over time and the various factors influencing this natural process.

The ‘Methods of Positive Identification’ module showcases the advanced techniques utilised by forensic anthropologists to positively identify remains. From dental records to unique skeletal characteristics, this section offers a deep understanding of identification methodologies.

In understanding ‘Mass Disaster and War Crime Scenarios’, students will explore the application of forensic anthropology in larger scale incidents. The complexities and challenges of these scenarios are discussed in depth, preparing learners for real-world applications.

The ‘Cultural and Historical Context’ module offers a nuanced view of how forensic anthropology fits into different cultural and historical backdrops, emphasising its universal significance and application.

‘Contemporary Challenges and Advancements’ addresses the ongoing challenges faced in this field and the innovative solutions emerging. Stay updated on the latest technologies and methodologies revolutionising forensic anthropology.

Finally, ‘The Future of Forensic Anthropology’ ponders on what lies ahead. As technologies evolve and methodologies refine, where is this discipline headed? Embark on a speculative journey into the future possibilities of this riveting field.

This Forensic Anthropology Diploma, offered exclusively online, ensures flexible learning tailored to your pace and schedule. Equipped with expertly curated content, interactive modules, and real-world case studies, it promises a comprehensive and engaging learning experience.

Enrol today and embark on a journey to master the intriguing realm of forensic anthropology.

What you will learn

1:An Overview of Forensic Anthropology
2:The Human Skeleton: Structure and Function
3:Determining Biological Profile
4:Identifying Trauma and Pathology
5:The Science of Decomposition
6:Methods of Positive Identification
7:Mass Disaster and War Crime Scenarios
8:Cultural and Historical Context
9:Contemporary Challenges and Advancements
10:The Future of Forensic Anthropology

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Course Outcomes

After completing the course, you will receive a diploma certificate and an academic transcript from Elearn college.


Each unit concludes with a multiple-choice examination. This exercise will help you recall the major aspects covered in the unit and help you ensure that you have not missed anything important in the unit. The results are readily available, which will help you see your mistakes and look at the topic once again. If the result is satisfactory, it is a green light for you to proceed to the next chapter.


Elearn College is a registered Ed-tech company under the UK Register of Learning( Ref No:10062668). After completing a course, you will be able to download the certificate and the transcript of the course from the website. For the learners who require a hard copy of the certificate and transcript, we will post it for them for an additional charge.

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