This six-week online Course comprises over 38 hours of lectures, covering a broad range of subjects, delivered by recognized forensic specialists. Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible to sit for the Diploma in Forensic Human Identification, which is also offered by the Academy. Further details regarding the examination can be found here: https://www.afms.org.uk/diplomaforensichumanidentification
The course in its own right, without sitting the examination, is suitable for Continuing Professional Development purposes (CPD).
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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 Academy. Further details regarding the examination can be found here.
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:
The course will be delivered in the form of scheduled live Zoom sessions taking place during the week on either Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon, normally at 3-5pm. Some lectures will be delivered as a pre-recorded session. Students are encouraged to join live lectures, however this is not compulsory as the sessions will be recorded and made available via the online learning platform Moodle if students are not able to join live lectures. The recordings and supplemental documentation will remain accessible until the date of the Diploma examination following the course. We also encourage students to send us questions via email or Moodle, which will be answered by the relevant lecturers. Student participation will be assessed through Zoom attendance and Moodle participation.
The full schedule will be sent to the students prior to the course start.
Satisfactory completion of the course (completion of at least 80% of the course) 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 Course in Forensic Human Identification.
The fee for the course is £ 950 payable prior to the commencement of the course.
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‘A wonderful opportunity to network and learn other areas of human identification’.
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