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Course in General Forensic Medicine

We are pleased to announce that the next five day Course in General Forensic Medicine, delivered by the FFLM and accredited by Teesside University, will take place at Teesside University from Monday 24 February to Friday 28 February 2020.

The course is for is for newly appointed or prospective forensic physicians, nurses and paramedics and leads to the University Certificate in Postgraduate Professional Development (UCPPD) in General Forensic Medicine.

The course covers the following five modules:

  • Module 1: Role of the Healthcare Professional (HCP) working in a multidisciplinary team; Personal Safety & Conflict Resolution; Consent, confidentiality & ethics; Safeguarding.
  • Module 2: Fitness to detain, transfer & record keeping; Fitness to interview and charge; Administration of medication; Assessment of mental health & Fitness to release.
  • Module 3: Traffic medicine – procedures under the Road Traffic Acts; Substance misuse, comorbidity & Intimate searches; Forensic science and sampling.
  • Module 4: Documentation, interpretation, and management of injuries; Management of alleged restraint injuries; HCP at the scene of death; Death in custody and the independent investigation of deaths in custody.
  • Module 5: Statement writing; The Court system.

The course is assessed in two areas:

  • Court Room Presentation undertaken during the taught element of the course on Friday 28 February 2020;
  • Reflective case study (2000 word essay to be submitted four weeks after the course).  

To book your place, please click the "Book this event" link on the right. Please note that spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

 If you have any questions, please contact Tessa.lewis@fflm.ac.uk.


Please note that this course will run subject to demand and all bookings are accepted on the understanding that the training will only be delivered if it attracts the required minimum number of delegates. Where a training is cancelled due to insufficient numbers we will notify you by email at least five working days before the intended event date and will refund all fees paid, direct to the relevant credit or debit card.