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Forensic Dentistry

University of Dundee

Venues

Ninewells Campus

Content

Forensic dentistry deals with the examination, handling, and presentation of dental evidence for the legal system.

You will develop your knowledge, experience and skills in forensic dentistry, and in aspects of forensic medicine, law and research.

You will study:

dental identification and profiling; disaster victim identification; age estimation from dental sources; dental report writing and giving evidence; limitations of bite mark identification

You will have the opportunity to work in a mortuary, assisting with dental identifications. You will also attend real autopsies with pathologists, which will make you aware of the complexity involved in the examination of a person's body after death.

Entry Requirements

Prospective applicants must hold a recognised dental degree BDS (or equivalent). At least 2 years post-qualification dental experience is desirable - this is not a strict requirement but those with experience will be considered ahead of newly-qualified.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months

Department

Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing

SCQF Level

11

Career Area

Health and Medicine

Career Sectors

Alternative Medicine

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