Forensic Facial Reconstruction

Finding Mr. X

This course is suitable for anyone interested in how forensic anatomy and facial reconstruction can assist police investigations. No prior qualifications in forensic science or other disciplines are required. Students and practitioners in the fields of archaeology, anatomy, and anthropology may gain valuable insights into the use of anatomy expertise in forensic work that they can apply to their study and work in the field. You can use the hashtag #FLmrX to talk about this course on social media.

Topics Covered
  • An introduction to the study of Forensic Anatomy.
  • How to analyse a skull to determine a person’s sex and ethnicity.
  • The circumstances under which a facial reconstruction would be necessary.
  • The key muscles groups of the face and the order in which they are applied to a skull in a facial reconstruction.
  • How the facial reconstruction method relates to the broader field of forensic work.

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Rating 4.8 based on 40 ratings
Length 2 weeks
Effort 2 hours per week
Starts Feb 4 (next week)
Cost $59
From The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn
Instructors Dave Holloway, Laura Giles, Katherine Linehan, Daniela Cacciabue, Stephanie Egerton, Nicoletta Moca
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering
Tags C R Science, Engineering & Maths

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facial reconstruction in 10 reviews

The University has obviously spent quite a bit of time putting this together and I would certainly recommend the course to anyone with an interest in facial reconstruction from either a crime solving or archaeological perspective.

From the body in a bag to the police finally arrested the killers, now I know the whole picture of facial reconstruction in this particular case.

One person in particular seemed to spend the course lauding his own experience - which did not include facial reconstruction - in crime investigation.

Hoping that by know the facial muscles involved in facial reconstruction, it would help me to 'read' an individual better.

I feel as though I have a good idea of the dynamics of facial reconstruction at a beginner's level.

Too much interesting course to know the basics of facial reconstruction.

Extremely useful taster into the world of forensic facial reconstruction - it talks through a particular case where a dead person has their face reconstructed and the steps involved, through to them being identified and a conviction for murder secured.

To be a bystander watching the solving of a real murder case through facial reconstruction kept me totally involved and taught me heaps.

very interesting in 7 reviews

There was also good interaction online between the course participants and links to other information which was also very interesting.

The course was very interesting especialy for me because of the nature of my work , it gives me strong skills about how we can reconstruct face muscules, hOw to identify a skull's gender and ethnicity things i need in my work .so im very thankfull for the great job all mentors and educators did .

I found this course very interesting and the knowledge presented was outstanding.

Very interesting course with a good pace and appropriate depth of information for a short course.

the course was very interesting.

Very interesting course.

forensic science in 5 reviews

A fab way to understand the real science at work compared with the tv portrayals of facial reconstruction and forensic science.

Facinating look at a really worthwhile aspect of forensic science.

Certainly is a shallow knowledge, cause is the result of specialized techniques and careers involved in forensic science, but is an good incentive to delve into it.

i am a lecturer of forensic medicine ...i really enjoyed the integration of multidisciplinary sciences to act with the forensic science , and taking this course was great I am so happy to find this course.

From this course, I learn more about forensic science.

found it in 4 reviews

Especially the videos they were instructive I enjoyed the course and found it very interesting.

I started this course earlier today and found it so fascinating that I haven't stopped to eat!

I have no science background but found it interesting enough that I picked up things very quickly.

i found it educational and enjoyable.

easy to follow in 3 reviews

It is well paced and easy to follow and whilst it is obviously only covering the basics I feel that I have learnt a lot about the human skull, muscles and how a facial reconstruction is undertaken.

The course was broken down into short bite sized chunks which were interesting and easy to follow, with a variety of articles, videos and short tests/questionnaires.

Well constructed and easy to follow for a novice like me, and kept my interest in step-by-step reconstruction procedures.

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Facial Specialist $62k

Mechanical Engineer P.E. Vehicle Accident Reconstruction $68k

Forensic-Accident Reconstruction $71k

Senior Facial Animator $153k

Facial Plastic Surgeon $404k

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The University of Sheffield

Rating 4.8 based on 40 ratings
Length 2 weeks
Effort 2 hours per week
Starts Feb 4 (next week)
Cost $59
From The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn
Instructors Dave Holloway, Laura Giles, Katherine Linehan, Daniela Cacciabue, Stephanie Egerton, Nicoletta Moca
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering
Tags C R Science, Engineering & Maths