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Helping set the quality standards in forensic and legal medicine

11 June 2019 @TeesUniNews

 

Teesside University has forged a new collaborative partnership with The Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine (FFLM) of the Royal College of Physicians of London, a charity which aims to set the highest possible standards in forensic and legal medicine.

FFLM Annual Conference.
FFLM Annual Conference.

The FFLM has been delivering courses in General Forensic Medicine for a number of years and is now working in collaboration with the University’s School of Science, Engineering & Design, which will provide accreditation for its professional development course.

The Training Course in General Forensic Medicine is for newly appointed or prospective healthcare professionals (forensic physicians, nurses or paramedics) involved in the care of individuals, including detainees in police custody, to ensure their welfare needs are met when they are in contact with the Criminal Justice System.

By working in close partnership with the University, practitioners undertaking the course will be able to travel to Teesside for training and have access to state-of-the-art facilities such as the Crime Scene House and Mock Court Room, as well as tapping into the knowledge and expertise of academics.

Students undertaking the training will be automatically enrolled for the University Certificate in Postgraduate Professional Development (UCPPD) in General Forensic Medicine and can study for this University Certificate whilst undertaking duties within the working environment.

We are delighted to be working so closely with FFLM and look forward to welcoming practitioners onto campus to assist with their professional development.

Melanie Brown

Melanie Brown, Course Leader for Forensic Science and Forensic Biology at Teesside University, said: 'We are delighted to be working so closely with FFLM and look forward to welcoming practitioners onto campus to assist with their professional development.

'This partnership not only enhances the development of practitioners working in forensic and legal medicine, but it also showcases the University’s facilities and expertise to a captive audience and provides a Teesside University accredited qualification which enables us to further enhance our reputation in the sector.'

Dr Margaret Stark, President of the FFLM, added 'We feel that our collaboration with Teesside University on the General Forensic Medicine course is a huge step forwards in the training of healthcare professionals for these critically important roles within the Criminal Justice System and will provide a benchmark for such training in the future.'