It is intended to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of the main aspects related to the proper management of deceased persons in all circumstances and environments from when death occurs, until lawful disposal, and beyond.
It also explains the processes involved in ensuring the dead are managed in a proper and dignified manner, including consideration for the needs of bereaved families.The examination is open to all candidates who have successfully completed a course in Management of the Dead.
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This course aims to offer participants an understanding and practical knowledge of the main aspects related to the management of the dead. It also explains the processes involved in ensuring the dead are managed in a proper and dignified manner, including consideration for the needs of bereaved families. The course will also provide an understanding of all aspects of how deceased persons are managed from when death occurs to their lawful disposal and all related issues. Both single and multiple death situations will be covered.
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 of Forensic Medical Sciences.
To our distance learning students we offer the full lecture with documentation on line which will remain accessible for 10 weeks following the course. In order to assess that students are accessing the teaching material we also set a number of short questions relevant to each lecture. The purpose of the questions will be to ensure engagement of the students. We also encourage the students to post questions to us on a course website which will be answered by the relevant lecturers.
The course is suitable for Continuing Professional Development purposes (CPD) and students are able to claim 28 CPD points after successful completion (80% of attendance)
Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible to obtain a certificate of attendance.
The fee for attendance at Lectures within the Greenwich 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.
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