AuSFO Short Courses
The Australian Society of Forensic Odontology can provide two training courses, for delivery either in Australia or in the immediate region, to groups by mutual arrangement. The two courses cover different aspects of forensic odontology.
- The first course is an introduction to forensic odontology and is carefully crafted to reflect the situation in the country where it is being presented.
- The second course is more focussed on the role of forensic odontology in a DVI operation. Participants are trained in the current Interpol standards.
Both courses have a high level of practical involvement and are conducted using a mentor system of teaching which allows the students much closer contact with the teaching staff.
Course 1. Forensic Odontology
An introduction to forensic odontology aimed mainly at the medical and dental practitioner. Police personnel will also benefit from this course.
Over 60% of the course is hands-on and includes a very realistic exercise in identification. A unique feature of the course in the table-top presentations that occur every morning before formal lectures commence to allow students more time for hands-on experiences while enjoying close and easy access to the teaching staff.
Course 2. Forensic Odontology in the DVI operation
Focused on required skills specific to a DVI operation. While aimed at the interested dental practitioner, it contains elements of value to medical practitioners and Police officers.
There is a heavy emphasis on practical classes and students are expected to take part in a ‘gridding’ exercise to allow them to understand body recovery from a disaster site. On completion of this course it is expected that students would be competent to assist in a DVI operation under the command of an experienced practitioner.