The Centre runs a number of professional short courses, usually in the summer. Not all courses are held each year and new courses are added regularly.
This 3-4 week course encompasses a wide range of subjects, notably facial identification, two and three-dimensional facial reconstruction, craniofacial superimposition, taphonomy, skull assessment and post-mortem depiction. The programme should appeal to existing professionals with anatomical knowledge who wish to apply science and art skills to human identification.
This two-day symposium will address issues relating to the professionalisation of the craniofacial reconstruction field and experts from around the world will lead discussions relating to practitioner standards, codes of practice, guidelines and training. Through this symposium we hope to build a CFR international network to facilitate collaboration, communication and interaction.
Through a Royal Society International Travel Grant and CLS sponsorship we have been able to bring members of the highly respected Russian team (Dr Tatiana Balueva and Elizaveta Veselovskaya from the Russian Academy of Science) to Dundee for this meeting and there will also be expert contributions from Prof Caroline Wilkinson (University of Dundee), Karen T. Taylor (USA), Richard Neave (UK), Myke Taister (USA) and Prof Dirk Vandermeulen (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium).
Attendance at the symposium is free to forensic and/or archaeological professionals.
An intensive series of lectures and a large practical component which will allow direct examination and assessment of juvenile skeletal remains. Practical sessions are based on the unique Scheuer Collection of Juvenile Remains - the Scheuer Collection is believed to be the only active repository for juvenile skeletal remains held anywhere in the world. More details
The courses centre on providing police officers from all over the UK with the skills and understanding to allow them to respond to disasters both on the UK mainland and abroad. More details