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.