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Advanced studies in biological anthropology, with a particular emphasis on human variation in the South Pacific and Southeast Asia - molecular and biocultural approaches.
This paper will help you develop the theoretical knowledge, and analytical and practical skills to become an independent researcher in biological anthropology.
|Paper title||Advanced Biological Anthropology|
|Teaching period||Full Year|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,348.60|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$6,508.13|
- BIOA 301
Anatomy Office Room 231, 2nd Floor Lindo Ferguson Building (LFB)
Tel 479 7362
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Anatomy's website
- Teaching staff
2021 teaching staff to be confirmed. Please contact the Department for more information.
- Paper Structure
BIOA 401 is made up of tutorial/seminar sessions, practical lab sessions, and research group meetings.
This paper is fully internally assessed.
- Teaching Arrangements
- All teaching is undertaken on campus.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will:
- Evaluate the literature and the methods used in the interpretation of human skeletal remains from archaeological sites (and in forensic cases)
- Develop skills in effective presentation and communication of research
Using the skeletal system as a model, the course will also specifically equip you to:
- Identify and explain the effects of time (age) on human biology
- Understand ethical considerations around anthropological research
- Explain how health affects the skeletal system and identify evidence for health and disease
- Explain the principles of interpretation of community health from the evidence of individuals