Postgraduate Course: Forensic Medicine and Science (BIME11092)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the basic scientific, medical, ethical and legal principles that are relevant to law enforcement and the forensic disciplines.
- 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.
- Discuss the literature relating to forensic practice and theory, and interpret research findings effectively.
- Understand some of the causes and effects of human behaviour and be able to relate these to issues affecting society as a whole.
- 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.
|Course organiser||Dr Tim Squires
Tel: (0131 6)50 3160
|Course secretary||Miss Fiona Brodie
Tel: (0131 6)51 5997