Forensic and Legal Odontology (part-time) MSc

School of Dentistry

Develop your forensic odontology skills through case studies

Date of entry

September 2024

Start date
September 2024
24 months (part time)
Online / Dundee City Campus

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

You’ll develop your knowledge, experience and skills in forensic odontology and the legal and ethical aspects of dentistry.

This part-time course is taught online, with two weeks face to face teaching taking place each year on campus in Dundee.

You will study 9 core modules covering a range of topics including:

  • Ethical aspects of dental profession
  • Dental identification and profiling, including sessions on psychology and dealing with death and unconscious bias
  • Dental age assessment
  • The role of the expert witness in court

You’ll learn the basic underlying scientific principles of forensic odontology, build the knowledge and skills that experts need to act as an expert witness, and develop and assess practical skills in Forensic case work. You’ll also gain experience of research methods in Forensic Dentistry.

Your time on campus in Dundee will give you the opportunity to undertake practical learning exercises including contact with cadavers, and small group discussions.

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