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Diploma in Forensic Medical Sciences

Aims of course and student base The course is intended for doctors, lawyers, scientists and others with professional qualifications or experience and are involved or interested in medico-legal work and court procedures. The Diploma in Forensic Medical Sciences Course aims to deliver broad based instruction as a foundation course in the forensic medical sciences in a similar way to the course in Glasgow. There will be some differences in the content, based on the different judicial systems within the United Kingdom. These differences will also be taken into account in the Diploma examination, including the Dissertation, where appropriate. Method of delivery and administration Two hour lectures will take place every Thursday evening from 7pm - 9pm and there will be a course tutor on hand to welcome the speaker, give guidance and answer any questions students might have and generally ensure the smooth running of each evening. There is also a course mentor for the students who may wish to discuss any other matters not covered by the academic tutors. Admission requirements The standard of admission to the course will be a degree in medicine, law, science, social science or a related subject, from a University recognized for the purpose by the University of London. Alternatively, other professionals with appropriate experience and/or bona fide interest in forensic medicine and science will also be considered. Period of study The course will run from October to May with a break at Christmas and Easter. Satisfactory completion of the course (attendance of at least 70% 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. Please contact CFMS for details.