Analysis and Interpretation of Skeletal Trauma

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Department Forensic Medicine&VIFM Short Course in

Analysis and Interpretation of Skeletal Trauma

27-30 August 2018

In conjunction with the Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, this intensive short course is delivered by The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM), Australia’s largest multi-disciplinary centre for forensic medical and scientific services.

The primary focus of this course is the principles and practice of the analysis and interpretation of skeletal trauma. Course content includes detailed lectures and interactive sessions on trauma biomechanics, blunt force trauma, low and high-velocity projectile trauma, sharp force trauma and taphonomic processes.

This unique course is the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and will enable participants to apply principles and learnings to real case scenarios.

It is relevant to professionals and students involved in the analysis of human skeletal remains including forensic anthropologists, forensic pathologists (and registrars), doctors, biological archaeologists and heritage officers.

A basic knowledge of human osteology is required to participate.

Lectures will be delivered by medico-legal and forensic science experts from the VIFM and external organisations.


This four day short course will be held at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, and the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 65 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, VIC. 3006.

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