Taught course

Forensic Medical Sciences

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · School of Medicine and Dentistry
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

To join the course, you will need either an appropriate life sciences degree or equivalent from a recognised academic institution, or an appropriate professional qualification or experience acceptable to the Programme Director and Director of Graduate Studies.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course aims to respond to a national and international need for professionals who can apply a critical and scientific approach to their forensic practice, and who wish to acquire a broad understanding of the various interrelated disciplines of forensic medicine and science. It will provide theoretical and practical knowledge of the forensic medical sciences, and will train students to be able to critically evaluate and interpret forensic medical and scientific evidence.


Programme description
There is a national and international need for professionals who can apply a critical and scientific approach to their forensic practice, and who want to have a broad understanding of the various interrelated disciplines of forensic medicine and science. This programme answers that need and provides theoretical and practical knowledge of the forensic medical sciences, and will train you to critically evaluate and interpret forensic medical and scientific evidence.

The unprecedented programme will cover a wide range specialist topics under the umbrella of the forensic medical sciences, coupled with the opportunity to carry out research in a specialist area.

We also offer you the opportunity to further your career prospects within your own professional specialty. This programme should be regarded as an intermediate level for pathologists and forensic medical examiners who will be expected to progress to specialist exit level exams, through their respective academic colleges.

Programme outline
Core modules:

Clinical Aspects of Forensic Medicine (two modules)
Forensic Pathology (two modules)
Module Options:

Legal and Ethical Issues Relevant to Forensic Medicine and Science
Forensic Toxicology I and II
Forensic Identification I and II.
Research project

Laboratory-based or a critical dissertation (four modules)

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24-60 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Nina Ravic
Email
n.ravic@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 3404