Course Description

Through this course, learners will be introduced to the unique interdisciplinary field of forensic death investigations. Specifically, we will review the various
systems in the United States responsible for investigating a death and how and why forensic investigations are deemed necessary for suspicious deaths.
Learners will be explicitly informed on the general on-goings of a medical examiner/coroner’s office, learn about pertinent methodologies for analyzing
human remains, and will be introduced to complimentary fields such as forensic anthropology, entomology, and genealogy. Our class will review case
studies to get an informed perspective on how various agencies and forensic professionals navigate the criminal justice landscape. Additionally, we will review groundbreaking research ongoing in the world of forensic science that augments how forensic professionals interact with their casework. After
taking this course, learners will leave with a clearly defined understanding of medicolegal death investigations, and their allied fields, in the United States.




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4:00PM to 5:30PM
Jul 12, 2024 to Aug 02, 2024
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Course Fee(s)
OLFOREN non-credit $25.00 Click here to get more information
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English Proficiency Requirements

Continuing Education Programs

Continuing Education (CE) courses and programs offered online through LSU Online & Continuing Education typically include a combination of lecture and discussion as well as reading and writing assignments. You need an adequate command of English in all skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) to participate in classes.

If English is not your native language, you must meet one of the English language proficiency requirements below to be successful in our CE programs. If you intend to register for a CE course or program, you can determine whether you meet English proficiency requirements by self-assessment prior to enrolling. We want to empower you, the learner, to progress successfully. Completing this self-assessment will enable you to make a good decision on whether you can complete one of our programs.

Intermediate English Skills

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Advanced English Skills

Online Distance Learning courses and microcreds are for-credit courses and might require more advanced English skills, equivalent to a C1 level on the Learner Self-Assessment Form. Be sure to read through each of the categories under Column C1 to make sure you meet proficiency requirements.

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