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Forensic and Medical Examination for Rape and Sexual Assault (FMERSA) Course 2020

Saint Mary's SARC

This two-module course presents doctors and nurses with the opportunity to train towards conducting forensic medical examinations of rape and sexual assault victims, under the direction of the UK’s longest established sexual assault referral centre.

The course includes the medical, psychological, social and legal aspects of rape and sexual assault, focusing on the forensic medical examination, the collection of evidence, statement writing and testimony at court. The curriculum covered will help clinicians prepare to take the Membership or the Licentiate exam of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine.

For more information and to book your place on this course please contact: stmarys.sarc@mft.nhs.uk, 0161 276 6515, or Joshua Edgar josh.edgar@mft.nhs.uk 

Module One – Principles

This module provides a comprehensive introduction to the forensic medical examination, including classifying and documenting injuries. The wider criminal justice context of police and legal processes are also explored, as well as forensic science, ethics, child protection, statement writing, and social and psychological issues. 

Module Two – Practice

This module provides a deeper level of detail around forensic medical and medico-legal aspects of work with rape and sexual assault. With a strong focus on the practical, the module includes paediatric examination and role of the professional witness. Further subjects include criminology, forensic odontology, effects of drugs and age, vulnerable adults, psychological effects and advanced legal issues including statement writing and court role play.

Fees 
Non-residential - £1,950 per individual module. Booking both modules reduces the fees to £3,700. 
Residential - £2,200 per individual module which includes full board during the course of the taught sessions. Booking both modules reduces the fees to £4,000.

Dates for 2020

Module 1

Module 2

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

January 14th

January 15th

January 16th

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

September 8th

September 9th

September 10th

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

March 10th

March 11th

March 12th

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

October 13th

October 14th

October 15th