Diploma Examination in Forensic Human Identification

Diploma Examination in Forensic Human Identification

The Diploma examination has been running since 2002.

Identification of deceased and living persons is an integral part of forensic medicine and science. It is of paramount importance in any situations involving criminal and civil investigations. Successful completion of the DipFHID examination will demonstrate a good understanding and awareness of all the important issues in the identification of the deceased and the living, and the role and interaction of different specialists. It is not intended to satisfy requirements for specialisation in any particular area of identification. The Course which is linked to the Diploma examination covers a broad spectrum of techniques used in Identification.

The examination is open to all candidates who have successfully completed a course in Forensic Human Identification (DipFHID course).

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Format of the Examination

The Examination will be conducted in English throughout and will consist of a written examination and a dissertation

Examination Timetable

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Deadline for receipt in the Examinations Office of hard copy application and fee :

5 of August 2019 at 5pm

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Due date for submission of
dissertations :

May 2020

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Exam written paper

3 of October 2019

Examination Fee

Academic year 2018 - 2019

The examination entry fee is


The re-entry fee for the written paper is


The re-entry fee for the dissertation is


Examination Guidelines

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A guide to the Diploma in Forensic Human Identification incorporating the regulations,
syllabus and the examination

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Policy for candidates seeking special examination arrangements

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Application Forms

Examination Entry Form A

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Special examination
arrangement Form C

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Examination re-entry Form B

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Pass list

2019 Pass List

Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences

Registered Address:
Miller House, 3 Devonshire Drive, London SE10 8LP

+44(0)207 525 6030

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