Diploma Course in Forensic Human Identification
About The Course
The Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences is holding its next Diploma Course Forensic Human Identification in March 2018.
This intense one week Course comprises 31 hours of lectures, covering a broad range of subjects, delivered by recognized forensic specialists and held from Monday the 5th – Friday the 9th March 2018. Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible to sit for the Diploma in Forensic Human Identification, which is offered by the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians.
The course aims to deliver core knowledge in the field of Forensic Human Identification so that those attending will have a better understanding of the principles involved in the various specialist areas as well as an awareness of the broad scope of the field.
The course in its own right, without sitting the examination, is suitable for Continuing Professional Development purposes (CPD).
The standard of admission to the course will be a relevant University degree in medicine, law, science, social science or a related subject. Alternatively, other professionals with appropriate experience and/or bona fide interest in forensic medicine and science will also be considered.
Forensic medical examiners, general practitioners, emergency medicine staff, pathologists, dentists, nurses, anatomical pathology technicians and other healthcare professionals
Solicitors and barristers
Members of HM Coroner’s office, police officers and support staff
Paramedics and others in the emergency services
Forensic scientists and toxicologists
If you are unsure about your eligibility for this course and would like to find out if this course if suited for you, please click to contact us.
The course will start on Monday the 5th of March 2018 to Friday the 9th of March 2018 from 9am – 5pm. Please contact the A.F.M.S. office and refer to your timetable for further details.
Draft timetable sfor the course can be Downloaded Here
Satisfactory completion of the course will lead to the award of a Certificate of Attendance. Candidates may then wish to sit for the examination leading to the award of Diploma of Forensic Human Identification offered by Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (F.F.L.M.). Further details regarding the examination can be found on the following website: http://fflm.ac.uk/education/dipfhid/
There will be a course tutor and course administrator on hand to welcome the speaker, give guidance and answer any questions students might have and generally ensure the smooth running of each lecture. There is also a course mentor for the students who may wish to discuss any other matters not covered by the academic tutors.
Lectures will include the following topics
- Legal and human rights issues in identification
- Identification of the body at different stages of decay
- Victim Identification from crime scene investigation
- Forensic odontology
- Forensic osteology
- Investigation of clandestine graves
- Cranio-facial identification
- DNA analysis including the human genome/molecular biology techniques and tool used in human identification
- Identification from prints
- Emergency planning and victim identification in mass disasters, psychological profiling, voice recognition
Distance Learning Option
In addition to attendance at course lectures at our Charterhouse Square venue we also offer a Distance Learning alternative for those who cannot attend lectures.
To our distance learning students we offer the full lecture with documentation on line which will remain accessible until the date of the Diploma examination following the course. In order to assess that students are accessing the teaching material we also set a number of short questions from time to time relevant to each lecture. These questions are not assessed for the Diploma examination, but their purpose is to ensure engagement of the students. We also encourage the students to post questions to us on course site forum which will be answered by the relevant lecturers.
Satisfactory completion of the course (attendance of at least 80% of the course) will lead to the award of a Certificate of Attendance. Candidates may then wish to sit for the examination leading to the award of Diploma Course in Forensic Human Identification.
Course Fees for 2018-19
The fee for attendance at Lectures within the Charterhouse Square Campus is £ 900, payable prior to the commencement of the course.
The fee for the distance learning course is £ 900 payable prior to the commencement of the course.
Enrolling in the Course
Candidates must submit a formal application for admission, electronic copy of an application can be
Society of Apothecaries of London
For further details and application form please contact:
Mr Adam Konstanciak
Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences
117 Charterhouse Street, London EC1M 6AA