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Forensic Odontology MFOdont

University of Dundee

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  • Qualification

    MFOdont - Master of Forensic Odontology

  • Location

    Dundee City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    24 months

Course summary

Forensic odontology 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
  • bite mark analysis according to ABFO Standards and Guidelines for Evaluating Bitemarks
  • preparation of a research paper suitable for publication

Studying alongside students in forensic medicine and law means you will gain an understanding of the role of other forensic disciplines and identify when, where and how forensic dentistry links with the wider forensic community.

You'll develop your forensic dentistry skills through practical experience, assisting with identifications of human remains. This will make you aware of the complexity involved in the examination of a person's body after death.

Careers:

You can go on to work in a regular dental practice and provide expert opinion when requested by coroners or procurator fiscals, police, and solicitors.

Some forensic dentists work in cases involving dental insurance fraud and litigation cases.

Many countries have established a Disaster Victim Identification team and forensic dentists are an important part of it. You can also be deployed as a team member of a privately held company.

Application deadline

01 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Dundee

  • University League Table

    31st

  • Campus address

    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 4HN, Scotland

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution.
Dundee offers a wide range of disciplines within a friendly and integrated community, to create a unique student experience.
A range of scholarships are available to help international students get the most from their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 16

    1st out of 35 5

  • Entry standards

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    219 96%

    2nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.62 92%

    1st

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    243 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    11th

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