As the only degree of its kind in NSW, this innovative course will prepare you for the expanding opportunities within forensic mortuary practice.
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Applications are now open for courses with a mid-year intake and for commencing undergraduate study in March 2022. Take your first step towards an Unlimited future.
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 course.
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As a graduate of this course 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.
Study a double degree
A double-degree gives you the ultimate edge. Be at the forefront of your field.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.