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Master of Biological Anthropology

Course Description

Graduate studies in biological anthropology will provide you with grounding in the main sub-fields of biological anthropology. These include primate evolution, ecology, behaviour and conservation, human evolution, animal domestication, palaeopathology and bioarchaeology. You can also choose to study ancient health and medicine, forensic anthropology and archaeology, human population genetic variation and anthropological genetics, human population adaptation, health, nutrition, ecology and anthropological demography.

Typical courses

• Analysis of Mammalian Remains
• Analytical Methods for Anthropology and Archaeology
• Ancient Health and Disease
• Ancient Medicine
• Anthropology of Emotion
• Archaeology of Death and Mortuary Practices
• Culture, Biology and Population Dynamics
• Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology
• Genes, Memes and Cultural Difference
• Human Evolution
• Human Skeletal Analysis
• Human Society as Animal Society: Sex, Conflict,
• Co-operation and Human Uniqueness
• Medical Anthropology
• Nutrition, Disease and the Human Environment
• Primate Ecology and Behaviour
• Primate Evolutionary Biology
• Race and Human Genetic Variation
• Research Design and Analysis in Biological Anthropology
• Scientific Dating and Isotope analysis for Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a four year Bachelors degree either as Honours or a combined degree in a cognate area from an Australian tertiary institution or its international equivalent. Equivalence may be met by the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Biological Anthropology.

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