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Postgraduate Course: Forensic Medicine and Science (BIME11092)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course provides an overview of forensic medicine and science, and the application of a range of techniques and methods to the investigation of crime and death.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand the basic scientific, medical, ethical and legal principles that are relevant to law enforcement and the forensic disciplines.
  2. Understand the essential techniques and methods used by forensic practitioners (medics, scientists, lawyers and law enforcement agencies) and be able to discuss their validity, effectiveness and applicability with a professional setting.
  3. Discuss the literature relating to forensic practice and theory, and interpret research findings effectively.
  4. Understand some of the causes and effects of human behaviour and be able to relate these to issues affecting society as a whole.
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of the value of a multi-disciplinary and integrated team approach in law enforcement and forensic investigation, and utilise this awareness in the development of personal and interpersonal skills; Develop an increased awareness of how forensic science and medicine relate to the wider context of society and how forensic practice can contribute towards improving that society.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.globalhealth.mvm.ed.ac.uk/InfectiousDiseases/home.html
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Tim Squires
Tel: (0131 6)50 3160
Email: Tim.Squires@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Sarah Fraser
Tel: (0131 6)50 3289
Email: s.fraser@ed.ac.uk
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