PRACTICAL STATION TEST
The practical examination for Level 1 and 2 is a stations-based test and must be completed in person, within a specified time.
The stations can cover this type of cases:
- Fragmentary remains (identification of bones, siding of bones)
- Juvenile osteology (age determination, identification of bones)
- Commingling and MNI
- Human and non-human bone identification
- Biological profile: Age-at-death: subadults and adults
- Biological profile: Biological sex
- Biological profile: Ancestry /Population affinity
- Biological profile: Stature
- Personal identification
- Anatomical variants
- Pathology: diseases, ante-mortem trauma
- Trauma:(ante-, peri-, post-mortem differentiation); mechanisms of trauma (blunt, sharp, gunshot)
- Burned remains
Where age- and sex-estimation questions related to phases (e.g., Suchey-Brooks) are asked, the ages associated with each phase will be provided.
Individual aspects of the examination are considered as passed when a candidate achieves a result of 80% or more. The candidates are informed if they have passed the same day of the examination, after the examination board has evaluated the responses of the candidates.