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Diploma course in Forensic Medical Sciences


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Sat 3 October 2020
London
30 - 2 hour sessions
Postgraduate
60
60
£950.00 (See Description)
The standard of admission to the course will be a relevant University degree in medicine, law, science, social science or a related subject. Also other professionals with appropriate experience or bona fide interest in forensics will be admitted.
Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences, 117 Charterhouse Street , London, EC1M 6AA, Greater London, United Kingdom

The Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences is holding its next Diploma Course Forensic Medical Sciences (forensic medicine, forensic science and the law as applicable to the forensic sciences) in October 2018.

The Course comprises 30, two hour sessions, covering a broad range of subjects, delivered by recognized forensic specialists will start on the 4 October 2018 through to the end of March 2019. Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible to sit for the Diploma in Forensic Medical Sciences, which is offered by the Society of Apothecaries.

AIMS

The course aims to deliver core knowledge in the forensic medical sciences so that those attending, will have a better understanding of the principles involved in the various specialist areas as well as an awareness of the broad scope of the field. The course in its own right, without sitting the examination, is suitable for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits.

 

ELIGIBILITY

The standard of admission to the course will be a relevant University degree in medicine, law, science, social science or a related subject. Alternatively, other professionals with appropriate experience and/or bona fide interest in forensic medicine and science will also be considered.

The course is/would be of interest to:

  • Forensic medical examiners, general practitioners, emergency medicine staff, pathologists, dentists, nurses and other health professionals
  • Solicitors and barristers
  • Members of HM Coroners office, police officers and support staff
  • Paramedics and others in the emergency services
  • Forensic scientists and toxicologists

Candidates must submit a formal application for admission.

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course will run from October 2018 to March 2019 with a break for Christmas.

Lectures will include the following topics:

  • Medico-legal aspects of disease
  • Essential forensic pathology and clinical forensic medicine to include recognition and interpretation of wounds and other injuries
  • Medical and scientific investigation of fires
  • Explosions and similar causes of non-natural deaths
  • Child deaths and child abuse; Investigation of sexual offences
  • The role of the Police in investigation and their relationship to other professions
  • Comparative legal systems, court procedure, principles of law of evidence
  • The Coroner and Procurator Fiscal.
  • Coroner’s Inquests and Fatal Accident Inquiries
  • The role of the Judge, of the defence and of the expert witness
  • Principles of forensic toxicology
  • Drugs and poisons including drugs of abuse and the related law;
  • Alcohol – scientific and legal aspects
  • Forensic DNA
  • Forensic Odontology
  • Investigation of mass disasters
  • Human Rights and Torture investigation
  • Forensic psychiatry

Satisfactory completion of the course (attendance of at least 80% of the course) will lead to the award of a Certificate of Attendance. Candidates may then wish to sit for the examination leading to the award of Diploma of Forensic Medical Sciences.

 

TEACHING METHOD AND ASSESSMENT

All of the teaching materials will be delivered electronically via Blackboard virtual learning environment. Lectures with related documentation will remain accessible until the date of the Diploma examination following the course.

In order to assess that students are accessing the teaching material we also set a number of short questions from time to time relevant to each lecture. These questions are not assessed for the Diploma examination, but their purpose is to ensure engagement of the students. We also encourage the students to post questions to us on Facebook which will be answered by the relevant lecturers.

 

Satisfactory completion of the course (attendance of at least 80% of the course) will lead to the award of a Certificate of Attendance. Candidates may then wish to sit for the examination leading to the award of Diploma of Forensic Medical Sciences.

 

COURSE FEES FOR 2018-2019

The course fee is £ 950, payable prior to the commencement of the course.

 

ENROLLING IN THE COURSE

Candidates must submit a formal application for admission. See official website at: https://www.afms.org.uk/forensicmedicalsciences

 




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