The Human Skeleton in Forensic Anthropology and Medicine: An Introduction to O

August 2, 2021 - August 4, 2021
Mānoa Campus, Virtual

“The Human Skeleton in Forensic Anthropology and Medicine: An Introduction to Our Bones” is a newly-structured live workshop/webinar that provides an introductory knowledge of forensic anthropology and the human skeleton. This workshop will focus on the basics of the human skeleton, how to compile a biological profile consisting of age at death, ancestry (race), biological sex, and stature. The workshop will also discuss skeletal trauma, bone disease, minimum number of individuals (MNI), taphonomy, the “CSI effect” and methods of personal identification using actual cases that the instructor has worked on and examples in the JABSOM bone lab.

The webinar will be broadcast live from the JABSOM Bone Lab at the University of Hawaii. Most modules/topics will begin with a 30-minute PowerPoint presentation followed by a 30-minute discussion with real human bones in the JABSOM lab. The instructor will utilize known-identity human skeletons in the Willed Body Program. Workshop participants will be provided online instruction and encouraged to submit their comments and questions to the instructor through a live chat room. There will be real-time exercises such as “skeletal show and tell” where the participants will be asked to identify (in the chat) some aspect of a bone(s) or an actual forensic case. The workshop will include several forensic anthropology cases that the instructor has worked on to illustrate the topic discussed (e.g., recovery, identification, trauma). Participants who successfully complete the webinar will receive a certificate of completion.

Ticket Information
$169 Early/$199 Regular

Event Sponsor
Outreach College Continuing & Professional Programs, Mānoa Campus

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