This program is no longer being offered. Please see Bachelor of Science (Forensic Science).
As the only degree of its kind in NSW, this innovative program will prepare you for the expanding opportunities within forensic mortuary practice.
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At Western, we care how you do in all aspects of your life. We believe your future is unlimited and together the possibilities are endless.
As the uni named number one in the world two years in a row – 2022 and 2023 for our social, economic and environmental impact in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, apply today to discover your unlimited potential and start at Western in 2024.
Advance human health
The Bachelor of Medical Science (Forensic Mortuary Practice) is a three-year degree that combines the disciplines of medical science (anatomy, physiology, pathology) with a strong focus on forensic science (forensic analysis, forensic anthropology, forensic biology and chemistry, mortuary practice), underpinned by the traditional biomedical disciplines (biology, chemistry and biochemistry).
A partnership with the Forensic and Analytical Science Service (FASS) will ensure appropriate and relevant work-integrated learning, and promote career readiness. FASS will offer placements to students at their three major sites at Lidcombe, Newcastle and Wollongong in the final year of the program.
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As a graduate of this program you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Forensic pathology services
- Post-mortem assistants
- Funeral industry
When someone dies, particularly suddenly or unexpectedly, forensic pathologists play a critical role in determining the cause of death. As part of their investigations they examine the body of the deceased and contributing factors.
Post Mortem Assistant
Post Mortem Assistants assist with the timely completion of Forensic Post Mortems in conjunction with the Forensic Pathologist providing a respectful service for the deceased in cleaning the mortuary and associated areas.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum, unless the total duration of the program is less than 80CP. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.
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