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Diploma course in Forensic Human Identification

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Tue 23 March 2021
5 full days (9am-5pm)
£950.00 (See Description)
Forensic medical examiners, general practitioners, emergency medicine staff, pathologists, dentists, nurses, anatomical pathology technicians and other healthcare professionals • Solicitors and barristers • Members of HM Coroners office, police officers
Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences, 117 Charterhouse Street , London, EC1M 6AA, Greater London, United Kingdom


This is an intensive one week course, which covers all main areas of identification in forensic investigation.

In addition an on-line version of the course will also be offered over a period of four weeks following completion of classroom teaching. The course aims to provide a broad knowledge of different aspects of human identification and is linked to the Diploma in Forensic Human Identification offered by the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians.


The aims of the course are to demonstrate an understanding and awareness of the various techniques and their application to different aspects of human identification.The course will cover a wide breadth of topics as shown in the course programme and examination syllabus.



The standard of admission to the course will be a degree in medicine, law, science, social science or a related subject. Alternatively, other professionals with appropriate experience and/or bona fide interest in forensic human identification will also be considered. The course which will also be eligible for CPD points and a certificate of attendance will be awarded to attendees on completion of the course.The course, in addition to conventional classroom teaching, is also available online.


The course will start on Monday the 25 of March 2019 to Friday 29 of March 2019.

All the topics covered within the course, include:

  • Legal and human rights issues in identification
  • identification of the body at different stages of decay
  • victim Identification from crime scene investigation
  • forensic odontology
  • forensic osteology
  • investigation of clandestine graves
  • craniofacial identification
  • DNA analysis including the human genome/molecular biology techniques and tool used in human identification
  • identification from prints
  • emergency planning and victim identification in mass disasters, psychological profiling, voice recognition

Satisfactory completion 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 Human Identification offered by Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine.

There will be a course tutor and course administrator on hand to welcome the speaker, give guidance and answer any questions students might have and generally ensure the smooth running of each lecture. There is also a course mentor for the students who may wish to discuss any other matters not covered by the academic tutors.


Candidates must submit a formal application for admission. Please consult website for further details.

For further details and application form please contact:

Mr Adam Konstanciak

Telephone: +44(0)20 7882 3401 Fax: +44(0)207 882 3424

Email: [email protected]

Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences

Chaterhouse Square Campus, London EC1M 6BQ, United Kingdom


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