The Course comprises 31, two hour sessions, covering a broad range of subjects, delivered by recognized forensic specialists and starting on the 8 October 2020 and ending at the end of March 2021. Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible to take the Diploma in Forensic Medical Sciences, which is offered by the Society of Apothecaries.
The course aims to deliver core knowledge in the forensic medical sciences so that those attending the 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).
Satisfactory completion of the course (completion of at least 80% of the course assignments) will lead to the award of a Certificate of Completion. Candidates may then wish to sit for the examination leading to the award of Diploma of Forensic Medical Sciences.
All of the teaching materials will be delivered electronically via Blackboard virtual learning environment. Lectures with related documentation 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 (completion of at least 80% of the questions) will lead to the award of a Certificate of Completion. Candidates may then wish to sit for the examination leading to the award of Diploma of Forensic Medical Sciences.
The course fee is £ 950, payable prior to the commencement of the course.
‘I found the topics really interesting and they appear to align well with the curriculum for the DipFMS exam which I intend to sit this year. Blackboard was a very useful portal to access all the course content and the extra resources were very useful. Easy to navigate and contained all the information I required.
I found the course assignments challenging and engaging and found the timeliness manageable which aligned well with the lectures.
There was no problems getting my questions answered in an informative and timely manner’.
‘I did enjoy the course, especially the wide variety of subjects covered. I appreciated your support in getting it all to work’.
‘I found the course very interesting and what I have learned should prove very useful in the coming months and years. Lecturers appeared enthusiastic about their subjects. The blackboard website was easy to use and maintained in a very organised way which I appreciated a lot’.
‘I greatly enjoyed the course and learned a lot through the lectures as well as the assignments’.
‘The range of topics covered in the course was highly relevant to my daily practice. The Blackboard interface was easy to use and I really appreciate the efficiency. The assignment questions were very relevant and encouraged me to read more about the topics. I learned a lot researching for the questions. The workload was acceptable’.
‘In my opinion, the course was awesome and I enjoyed it very much. I particularly like the questions following each lecture (assignments) since I found them very helpful in learning more about the topics’.
‘I enjoyed the course and it was very well organised. The level of communication was very good. The standard of lectures was also high. It was helpful to complete the question assignments as they helped bring out some important points from the lectures’.