The Forensic Anthropology Society of Europe (FASE) is calling for participation in a one-week Basic Course in forensic anthropology at the Medical faculty of the University of Crete (Greece), from the 31st of August to the 5th of September 2020. The course is intended for students and practitioners at their first steps in the field of forensic anthropology from the fields of anthropology, biology, forensic medicine, archaeology etc. The course will accept up to 40 participants.
The course will be divided in two parts. Part 1 normally held in the mornings will be dedicated to oral presentations held by senior FASE members and faculty of the University of Crete, University of Athens and University of Dundee. Lectures will include a review on human osteology and odontology and will cover basic topics in forensic anthropology such as biological profile reconstruction, trauma analysis, taphonomy, positive identification etc. A total of 19 lectures are scheduled to date.
The second part will be dedicated to practical sessions. Each lecture topic will be discussed with hands on examples from the Cretan Collection, a contemporary collection housed at the University of Crete, the virtual collection of post-mortem CT scans of forensic anthropology cases and the experimental collection of ballistics and sharp force trauma of the Forensic Medicine Unit. A total of 5 practical sessions 2,5 hours each with a small break in between are scheduled. The Virtual Anatomy Table of the University of Crete can be made available for a session of musculoskeletal anatomy to the workshop participants.