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St Mary's SARC: Giving Evidence in the Courtroom

Increasingly, healthcare professionals may find themselves required to give evidence in the courtroom. This can be a demanding experience for which practitioners need to be prepared. This two-day course is designed to equip practitioners with the skills and knowledge to deal with the evidence giving process confidently and professionally. Who should attend? Forensic physicians Forensic nurse examiners GPs Hospital doctors Paediatricians The course covers: Courtroom skills:        - Preparation        - Inside the courtroom - layout and roles        - Court room etiquette        - Language        - Dealing with nerves        - Dealing with hostile cross examination The court structure and the adversarial system Writing statements and reports Presenting your written statement to the court The decision to prosecute and the role of the witness Cross-examination Feedback and role play Dates: 28 & 29 July 2009, Manchester 18 & 19 November 2009, Manchester Course fees: