Programme Name: FELLOWSHIP IN FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY (UKM)
Course Director: Professor Dr. Faridah Mohd Nor
Duration of training: 2 – 3 years
Training Centre: UKM Medical Centre/ Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, Cheras 56000 Kuala Lumpur
Eligibility: Independent and certified forensic pathologist or equivalent specialty.
Objectives of Programme:
- To obtain clinical knowledge relevant to analysis of skeletonized human remains, applications of complex methods of search and recovery, the biomechanics of trauma interpretation, age estimation of the living and issues related to humanitarian and human rights investigations.
- To be familiar with courtroom presentation of scientific testimony accompanying the development of new human comparative samples and tools for data analysis and sharing, with quantitative methods in human skeletal analysis.
- To be familiar with development of the interrelated fields of forensic taphonomy, forensic archaeology, and forensic trauma analysis, fields concerned with the reconstruction of events surrounding death.
- To be familiar with the basic osteological standards of estimating age, calculating stature, determining sex and assessing race that can be applied to populations of the continent.
- To understand the importance of exhumations of mass killings during War and investigations of historical mass graves, identification of historical personalities and routine forensic work.
- To allow the trainees to apply their knowledge and skills in the workplace and demonstrate competence to the level of a consultant.
- To be able to answer direct questions (number of individuals, sex, age, stature, population affinity, individual traits, evidence of violence), important humanitarian aspects i.e. the individual’s right for identity, the right of the relatives to know the fate of their beloved ones.
- To be able to work with other specialities such as forensic odontologist and radiologist to reach to practical use of other identification methods (e.g., odontology i.e. uses of regular dental registration system and compatible database).
- To understand the importance of a thorough anthropological investigation to provide information on the manner of death and the method of dismemberment/ disarticulation of bones, the types of tools used and the general context in which the crime was perpetrated.
- Candidate will be required to perform all clinical activities at the level of a specialist and involvement in the assessment of skeletonised remains.
- Candidate must attend all CME meetings and clinical discussions.
- Candidate must be active in case discussions of the cases.
- Candidate must keep a log book and an audit of his/her performance.
- Candidate is encouraged to submit a case report or present at hospital based or national level seminars.
- Candidate must be contactable and regularly meet with course director.
- Candidate is required to join all clinical and academic activities of the Unit.
- Candidate is required to do research during the training and encourage to publish at least ONE manuscript in a WOS journal or present at a local conference.
- Candidate must submit a thesis one month prior to finishing the programme.
Certificate of completion of training certified by Course Director and Dean, Faculty of Medicine UKM will be given to all successful candidates.
- Please apply at least 6 months before intended commence date.
- One will require a Temporary Practising Certificate (TPC) by Malaysian Medical Council (MMC). Please ensure that one fulfil all requirements for TPC. https://mmc.gov.my/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/TPC_July_2019_2.pdf
- Application for TPC will be forwarded to MMC by UKM except for Letter of Good Standing.