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NPIA Forensic Physician Training (Sept 07)

The National Policing Improvement Agency in conjunction with The Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians offer a one-week joint training course in foundation skills for Doctors and Healthcare Professionals working as Forensic Physicians. Aim To provide a practical base upon which to build the additional skills needed to fulfil the role of Forensic Physician and improve knowledge levels in the field of clinical forensic medicine. Objectives By the time participants complete the course they will: understand the role of the Forensic Physician, particularly in relation to sexual and violent assault, alcohol and drug related offences. be able to prepare and present evidence at court. Who should attend Newly appointed or prospective Forensic Physicians and Healthcare Professionals. Course content includes: Consent & Confidentiality, Classification of injuries, Drink/ Drugs driving, Fitness to detain/interview. Substance misuse, Mental Health, Deaths in Custody, Sexual offences, Child abuse and Protection. Conflict Management, PACE and the Custody Officer. Training content is regularly updated from the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine and the National Policing Improvement Agency. Students will personally experience a court room scenario with solicitors from the Crown Prosecution Service. Training is provided by expert Forensic Physicians, NPIA, and the Crown Prosecution Service. Contemporary course notes, handouts and reading list will be provided. Cost of course includes accommodation, full board and tuition. It is essential that students attend every part of the course. We endeavour to source the best skills in the field as tutors and comfortable accommodation for this important area of training. Your hotel room will be available from the Sunday evening. Each course starts 0900hrs prompt Monday morning and finishes lunchtime Friday. Course inclusive cost