Study Days and Courses

FFLM Course in General Forensic Medicine

The FFLM Course in General Forensic Medicine accredited by Teesside University will be run on the following dates:

  • Monday 12 to Friday 16 July 2021;
  • Monday 19 to Friday 23 October 2021.

The course is aimed at newly-appointed or prospective forensic physicians, nurses and paramedics.

Students undertaking the training will be automatically enrolled for the University Certificate in Postgraduate Professional Development (UCPPD) in General Forensic Medicine and can study for this University Certificate whilst undertaking duties within the working environment.

Due to the current pandemic, we have altered the way we deliver the course. There is one day of face to face teaching (on the Monday) and the rest of the course is delivered remotely. The face to face training will take place in London at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine.

The course covers the following five modules:

  • Module 1: Role of the Healthcare Professional (HCP) working in a multidisciplinary team; Personal safety and conflict resolution; Consent, confidentiality and ethics; Safeguarding.
  • Module 2: Fitness to detain, transfer and record-keeping; Fitness to interview and charge; Administration of medication; Assessment of mental health and fitness to release.
  • Module 3: Traffic medicine – procedures under the Road Traffic Acts; Substance misuse, comorbidity and intimate searches; forensic science and sampling.
  • Module 4: Documentation, interpretation and management of injuries; Management of alleged restraint injuries; HCP at the scene of death; Death in custody and the Independent Investigation of Deaths in Custody.
  • Module 5: Statement writing; The Court system.

The course is assessed in two areas:

  • Court Room Presentation undertaken during the taught element of the course on the Friday;
  • Reflective case study (2000 word essay to be submitted four weeks after the course).

For more details and to book your place, please click here.

FFLM Virtual Courtroom Skills Course

Forensic clinicians are frequently asked to provide witness statements following the assessment of a detainee or a complainant. These statements detail the clinical findings, as recorded in the contemporaneous clinical records, and use language that can be understood by lay people.

Our new half-day course will give clinicians the opportunity to practice writing a statement relevant to their practice and being examined / cross-examined in a virtual courtroom setting.

The course dates for 2021 are:

  • Tuesday 15 June 2021 from 10:00 to 13:00

You can take a look at our course FAQs here.

To book, please click here.