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Training health professionals working in the criminal justice system using the University’s specialist court room facility

A relationship originally formed with Reliance Medical Services (in 2011), then Tascor, now MITIE is ongoing with Teesside University to provide a level 4 module aimed at health professionals who work within the criminal justice system. It provides an insight into the role of the Forensic Medicine Clinician, provides knowledge and understanding of the role specific issues and assists them to act in an ethical manner in complex situations.

The module is delivered via block delivery over 5 days (to meet the needs of the organisation). Various teaching strategies are utilised including giving course pre-reads, lectures, seminars and group work. Topics covered include police practices and hierarchy, Police and Criminal Evidence Act (1984), Human rights legislation, personal safety, consent, ethics, record keeping, fitness for detention/interview, mental illness, injuries, Road Traffic Act, forensic examination and sampling, death following police contact, statement writing and court room skills.

The course delivery includes sessions in the Teesside University Courtroom (testimonial provided by MITIE in relation to court room facilities below) and teaching is provided by both MITIE and TU staff.

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