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Course Modules and General Considerations

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Course modules:

The course comprises five Modules: three distance-learning Modules (1, 2 and 3 and two laboratory Modules (4 and 5). Each Module is presented at a different time in the calendar year. Each Module is presented at a different time in the calendar year. Modules 4 and 5 are each one-week intensive hands-on laboratory courses in Montreal at the Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de médecine légale.

All Modules receive continuing education credit from the Order of Dentists of Quebec (ODQ), the American Academy of Forensic Sciences' Odontology Section, and the American Board of Forensic Odontology. McGill University is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

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McGill University, the Faculty of Dentistry, the Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de médecine légale, and the course director reserve the right to limit the number of Modules offered in any given year, to cancel a module, and to restrict the number of registrants in any given module.

A registrant who has successfully completed the time requirements, theoretical, analytical, practical, assignment, and examination components of a Module will receive a certificate attesting to the completion for that Module.

A registrant who has successfully completed the time requirements, theoretical, analytical, practical, assignment, and examination components of all five Modules is granted a certificate of training in forensic dentistry by the Faculty of Dentistry of McGill University.

General considerations:

All course material, lectures, correspondence will be in the English language.

The Internet distance-learning course (Module: 1, 2 and 3) has theoretical, analytical, practical, assignment, and examination components.

Normally Modules 1, 2 and 3 are prerequisites to the complementary laboratory/practical Modules 4 and 5.

Complementary laboratory Modules 4 and 5 are held at the Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de médecine légale, Ministry of public security for the province of Quebec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Applicants wishing to register for a laboratory Module must receive permission from the course director and obtain security clearance from appropriate authorities. Failure to obtain security clearance precludes course registration. Laboratory Modules 4 and 5 include hands-on autopsy, identification and bitemark procedures in addition to theoretical, analytical, practical, assignment, and examination components on wet and dry specimens.

While participating in Module 4 or 5 course registrants are responsible for their own accommodation, lodging, food and transportation.

Course registrants must partake in chat room/online discussions with fellow registrants and/or individual instruction/discussion with the course director. Chat room/online discussions will be held periodically at predetermined times during Modules 1, 2 and 3.

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