Forensic Facial Reconstruction: Finding Mr. X

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Forensic Facial Reconstruction: Finding Mr. X

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Forensic Facial Reconstruction: Finding Mr. X
The course Forensic Facial Reconstruction: Finding Mr. X is an online class provided by The University of Sheffield through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Learn about the forensic technique of facial reconstruction from the experts involved in a real crime case.
Course description
  • Solve the mystery of the body in the bag
  • 2 weeks
  • On Saturday 22 January 2000, two men found a small holdall, abandoned on an industrial estate in the north of Sheffield. Upon opening the bag they made a gruesome discovery. A badly decomposed body.
  • Who was this person? Why did they die? Where had the body been stored all of this time?
  • On this course from The University of Sheffield, you’ll learn alongside the experts who worked to determine the identity of Mr. X. You’ll discover the forensic science techniques that were used to identify the body and understand the circumstances surrounding their death.
  • An introduction to the study of Forensic Anatomy.
  • How to analyse a skull to determine a person’s sex and ethnicity.
  • The circumstances under which a facial reconstruction would be necessary.
  • The key muscle groups of the face and the order in which they are applied to a skull in a facial reconstruction.
  • How the facial reconstruction method relates to the broader field of forensic work.
  • Summarise the context and applications of facial reconstruction within the study of Forensic Anatomy.
  • Identify basic information about a person from their skeleton and in particular, their skull.
  • Describe the key muscle groups of the face.
  • This course is suitable for anyone interested in how forensic anatomy and facial reconstruction can assist police investigations. No prior qualifications in forensic science or other disciplines are required.
  • Students and practitioners in the fields of archaeology, anatomy, and anthropology may gain valuable insights into the use of anatomy expertise in forensic work that they can apply to their study and work in the field.
  • The University of Sheffield
  • The University of Sheffield is one of the world’s top 100 universities with a reputation for teaching and research excellence.

Prerequisites & Facts

Forensic Facial Reconstruction: Finding Mr. X

Course Topic

Biology and Biotechnology, Law, Science, Engineering & Maths

University, College, Institution

The University of Sheffield

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Forensic Facial Reconstruction: Finding Mr. X

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / The University of Sheffield you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: The University of Sheffield
Topic: Biology and Biotechnology, Law, Science, Engineering & Maths
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