This course provides training and qualification in forensic medicine for doctors of all specialities, dentists, nurses, midwives and other health professionals practising forensic medicine.
Who Should Take This Course?
This course provides training and qualification in forensic medicine for:
Doctors of all specialities
Nurses and midwives
Other health professionals
This course is also appropriate for doctors who provide medical care to detainees in Garda or Police custody.
The course welcomes:
Members of the judiciary
Medical and forensic scientists
What Will I Learn?
This one year part-time programme provides an entry point for specialist professional training in forensic medicine. The programme typically commences in September each year. Students who successfully complete this diploma are eligible to complete a MSc in Forensic Medicine by dissertation. In addition to acquiring new research skills, students enhance their presentation and court-room skills to allow them to undertake roles such as a Forensic Specialist or an Expert Witness.
Aims and outcomes
The course will provide training for doctors working in the field of forensic medicine leading to the award of a postgraduate Diploma.
The course will provide the basic skills for the practice of forensic medicine.
It will be an appropriate qualification for doctors practising forensic medicine, in addition to, or as part of, their work in another speciality or wishing to work towards a higher qualification in forensic medicine.
The course will also be an appropriate course for nurses or scientists working in the field of forensic medicine.
The course will be part-time over one academic year with lectures and distance learning with feedback and discussions in small groups. There will be workshops in practical skills including the preparation of witness statements and courtroom skills. Course members will prepare personal learning profiles to plan, implement and assess their learning. They will prepare a casebook with commentaries.
The taught sessions are held at UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science, Health Sciences Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4.