The Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification provides a wide range of modules in key aspects of Medical Art and Forensic Art & Facial Identification which are offered on a stand-along basis.
These modules enable the student to develop specialist expertise or perhaps refresh knowledge.
Our academic staff offer postgraduate modules in their specialist areas, therefore, students are taught by experts in the field.
What's so good about this course at Dundee?
Students benefit from the facilities of a well-established art college, whilst appreciating the newly-refurbished laboratories, a dedicated library and access to human material in a modern medical science environment.
The award-winning staff in the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) are amongst the most experienced in the UK in the fields of human identification, forensic anthropology, craniofacial identification and the study of the human body. The core remit of the Centre is the study of anatomy and staff deliver high quality anatomy teaching at all levels, via whole body dissection which allows students to develop a sound knowledge of the human body.
The Centre was awarded a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education in November 2013. Presented in recognition of 'world class excellence', the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes are among the most highly-regarded awards for the UK’s universities and colleges.
Teaching & Assessment
The modules are delivered through traditional lectures, dissection, study groups and anatomical illustration workshops. These will be supplemented with tutorials to allow for small and large group-based discussion as well as life drawing critique sessions.
-Core modules Anatomy for Artists Medical Art 1: Image Capture and Creation Medical Art 2: Communication and Education Forensic Facial Imaging, Analysis and Comparison Forensic Art
These modules form part of our postgraduate portfolio. You can continue from a single module to a Postgraduate Certificate, by combining the modules as follows:
Anatomy for Artists Medical Art 1: Image Capture and Creation Medical Art 2: Communication and Education (requires completion of Medical Art 1 or prior professional experience) Upon completion of all three a PGCert in Medical Art will be awarded
Anatomy for Artists Forensic Facial Imaging, Analysis and Comparison Forensic Art (requires completion of Forensic Facial Imaging, Analysis and Comparison or prior professional experience) Upon completion of all three a PGCert in Forensic Art and Facial Identification will be awarded.
You are expected to fulfil the entry requirements of the related masters programme, which is normally the equivalent of a 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline and a portfolio assessment. Applicants with alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience may also be considered.Forensic Art: You need to have completed Forensic Facial Imaging, Analysis and Comparison CPD or have prior experience of working in the field. Medical Art 2: You need to have completed Medical Art 1 CPD or have prior experience of working in the field.IELTS of 6.5 (or equivalent) if first language is not English.