Professional training

The Network is presently considering the feasibility of providing a number of short courses in Forensic Medicine & Science. These are listed below.

Introduction to forensic medicine

Course includes instructions on the Forensic Procedures Act, wounds, traffic medicine, toxicology, sexual assault, child abuse (including child sexual assault), medical procedures and ethics, coronial matters and custodial care.

Introduction to Traffic Medicine

Course includes instruction on basic traffic legislation, alcohol and driving, drugs and driving, basic crash injuries and fitness to drive.

Introduction to Toxicology

Course includes instruction on legislation relating to drugs, basic pharmacokinetics and basic pharmacology. QA/QC and metrology (measurement of uncertainty and traceability) modules are included in the forensic toxicology

Introduction to the Examination of Victims of Sexual Assault (Adult)

Course includes instruction on the law relating to sexual assault, basic gynaecology and urology, history taking, forensic medical examination (general), forensic medical examination (genital), basic toxicology, specimen taking and use of the SAIK kit.

Introduction to the Examination of Victims of Child Abuse (Including sexual abuse)

Includes basic paediatrics including basic paediatric gynaecology and urology)

Expert Witness Course

As conducted by the Australian College of Legal Medicine with instruction on the role and responsibilities of the expert witness (including the “Expert Witness Code of Conduct’), preparation of expert witness reports and statements and a moot court.

Basic Law Intensive Course

In conjunction with the Australian College of Legal Medicine, this course deals with the history of law, the introduction of the legal system into Australia, basic tort law, basic constitutional law, basic administrative law and the system of courts in Australia.

Advanced Law Intensive

In conjuction with the the Australian College of Legal Medicine. As above but at a more advanced level.