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Diploma course in Forensic Medical Sciences
5th October 2017 - 22nd March 2018
This part time course will take place between 5 October 2017 – 22 March 2018 and will run both online and face-to-face in our campus in Charterhouse Square, London.
The course comprises of 30 two-hour sessions covering a broad range of subjects. All lectures will be delivered by recognized forensic specialists. Topics covered during the course will include: 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