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Five-day short course in the analysis and interpretation of bone trauma

by Ed Hagen last modified Jul 12, 2012 02:36 PM
A five-day short course in the analysis and interpretation of bone trauma is to be offered for postgraduate students in anthropology; researchers in physical/forensic anthropology; forensic pathologists; and law enforcement in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Pretoria, South Africa from 27 to 31 August, 2012. The purpose of the workshop is to present and to familiarize students and professionals with current analytical methods in the analysis and interpretation of bone trauma. Focus will be on the differentiation between healed, fresh and pseudo-trauma; recognition and preliminary interpretation of bone trauma at autopsy; and biomechanical interpretations of bone trauma in the laboratory. Extensive hands-on opportunities with demonstration, casts, and case-study specimens will be provided.


The workshop is multidisciplinary and invited speakers include a forensic anthropologist (Professor SA Symes, Mercyhurst University) and a forensic pathologist (Dr J Pinheiro, Institutu Nacional de Medicina Legal Coimbra-Portugal). 

For additional information and a brochure, please contact Prof Ericka N. L’Abbé (ericka.labbe@up.ac.za). Course fee is R2000 ($250 USD) per person and includes course material, tea and lunch.

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