By TIM BUGLER
Tuesday 04 August 2015
MORE than 10,000 people have already signed up to a free online course which allows students to take the role of a forensic investigator at the heart of a murder mystery by Scots crime writer Val McDermid.
The six-week course, called Identifying The Dead: forensic science and human identification is a MOOC, or massive open online course, which anyone can sign up to take.
It has been launched on the Open University’s FutureLearn platform Dundee University’s Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, headed by academic and forensic anthropologist Professor Sue Black.