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FFLM Course in General Forensic Medicine

The FFLM offers a training course in General Forensic Medicine for health care professionals (HCPs): doctors, nurses, and paramedics. The next course will be held Monday 05 - Friday 09 November 2018. 

Who should attend:

Newly appointed or prospective forensic physicians, nurses and paramedics.

The course covers the following 5 modules:

Module 1

Role of the Healthcare Professional (HCP) working in a multidisciplinary team; Police organisation and the Police and Criminal Evidence Act; Personal Safety; Consent, confidentiality and ethics; Safeguarding; Record keeping.

Module 2

Fitness to detain, transfer, interview, charge and release; Administration of medication; Assessment of mental health, role of approved mental health professional, appropriate adults, liaison and diversion.

Module 3

Traffic medicine – procedures under the Road Traffic Acts; Substance misuse and comorbidity; Intimate searches; Forensic science and sampling.

Module 4

Documentation, interpretation, and management of injuries; Types of restraint – handcuffs, irritant sprays, batons, TASER; the HCP at the scene of death; Death in custody and the role of the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) and Coroner.

Module 5

Report writing; The Court system; Courtroom skills assessment.

Training is provided by experienced forensic physicians. Handouts and supporting materials will be provided along with a course reading list. 

The course is assessed in three areas:

  • Witness Statement & Medical Notes;

  • Court Room Presentation;

  • Multi Choice Questionnaire.

The assessment will take place on the Friday (the course room presentation and multi choice questionnaire). The witness statement and medical notes portion of the assessment will need to be submittted during the week.

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.

Please contact tessa.lewis@fflm.ac.uk if you have any questions.


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.