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MSc Forensic Medical Sciences

Queen Mary, University of London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £10900.00 Course Fee

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Course 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 you with theoretical knowledge of the forensic medical sciences. It will train you to critically evaluate and interpret forensic medical and scientific evidence.

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

You will study forensic pathology and will visit mortuaries to observe autopsies, attend court hearings, gaining knowledge of how injuries are interpreted and how cases are prepared for court. In clinical forensic medicine you will study the role of the doctor in assessing persons in custody, assault victims, child maltreatment, assessing torture victims, etc.

Other areas which are covered include drugs, alcohol and their misuse, and how these substances are detected and quantified. You will also study the various methods that deceased and living persons can be identified by both as single cases and in mass disasters, including by DNA, dental and other methods.

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.

This programme will:

  • Allow you to gain a broad understanding of the related disciplines of science and forensics
  • Help you to gain theoretical knowledge of forensic medical sciences
  • Teach you to evaluate and interpret forensic evidence
  • Give you the option to specialise in areas of your interest.

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 you with theoretical knowledge of the forensic medical sciences. It will train you to...

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Course Content

Full attendance is expected throughout the programme and is a pre-requisite for successful completion of the programme.

The full MSc programme comprises six modules including a dissertation.

Full-time

Undertaking a masters programme is a serious commitment, with weekly contact hours being in addition to numerous hours of independent learning and research needed to progress at the required level. When coursework or examination deadlines are approaching independent learning hours may need to increase significantly. Please contact the course convenor for precise information on the number of contact hours per week for this programme.

Programme modules:

  • Clinical aspects of forensic medicine (30 Credits)
  • Forensic pathology (30 Credits)
  • Legal and ethical issues relevant to forensic medicine and science(15 Credits)
  • Forensic toxicology (15 Credits)
  • Forensic identification (30 Credits)
  • Research project (60 Credits)

Full attendance is expected throughout the programme and is a pre-requisite for successful completion of the programme. The full MSc programme comprises six modules including a dissertation. Full-time Undertaking a masters programme is a serious commitment, with weekly contact hours being in addition to numerous hours of independent learning and...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

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Charterhouse Square

Full Time, 1 year

September, 2020

£10900.00

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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.

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.

Assessment Methods

Core and other modules will be assessed through tutorial work (including paper presentations), submitted assignments, practical reports and short examinations (short answer questions or multiple choice question format). There will be variation in the relative contribution of each assessment method within modules.

Core and other modules will be assessed through tutorial work (including paper presentations), submitted assignments, practical reports and short examinations (short answer questions or multiple choice question format). There will be variation in the relative contribution of each assessment method within modules.

Additional Information

MSc Forensic medical sciences is available to study as an MSc over one year full-time.

MSc Forensic medical sciences is available to study as an MSc over one year full-time.

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