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Forensic and Legal Medicine LLM

  • University of Central Lancashire
  • Responsable(s) de la formation : Lynne Livesey
  • Adresse : University of Central Lancashire Preston, PR1 2HE, UK, Preston
  • Téléphone : +44 (0)1772 892400
  • Email administratif : cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk
  • Site Internet : Consulter

Curriculum

Following the development of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (FFLM) within the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), the Lancashire Law School at UCLan is offering a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Forensic and Legal Medicine. This PGDip is a part-time course over two years with the option do an MA or LLM in the third year. Forensic and Legal Medicine is a suitable course for Forensic Physicians, Sexual Assault Examiners, Psychiatrists and Paediatricians and also Forensic Nurses, Lawyers and Forensic Scientists.


This exciting new course provides advanced, systematic and critical knowledge of Forensic Medicine and the law, including all the varying perspectives on key current issues, in a context of research and rigorous analytical questioning. You will develop an understanding of the relationship between ideas and concepts in medical ethics and law and an ability to apply them discriminatingly to issues and dilemmas encountered in the workplace and in practice. The PGDip in Forensic and Legal Medicine has also been designed to be a preparatory course for membership of the FFLM.


At Lancashire Law School, we are proud of our reputation, internationally excellent research, staff, facilities and the high quality, affordable student experience offered in the City of Preston, within easy reach of the Lake District, Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds. 


The course is taught by staff who have extensive teaching experience and research interests in areas like Medical Law, Mental Health Law, Criminal Law, the English Legal System, Litigation, Bioethics, Structure of the NHS, Forensic Medicine and Forensic Science.


Lancashire Law School has over fifty academic staff who are able to provide the expertise to cover all facets of the discipline of law for undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes. Many tutors have national and international reputations in their specialist fields.


Each residential block is also attended by one of our two clinical staff, both of whom serve as examiners at the RCP’s Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine.


The course aims:


  • To enable students to understand and analyse the legal rules and principles relating to forensic and legal medicine primarily within the United Kingdom but also where appropriate, in other jurisdictions, and to place those rules in their appropriate context.
  • To develop in students an appreciation of and a critical approach to professional guidelines governing medical situations and to critically appraise such guidelines with reference to the relevant legal rules and ethical principles; Through the assessment regime and workshop/seminar-based learning strategy, to encourage students to develop a critical and research-oriented approach to the study of forensic and legal medicine.
  • To ensure, through the use of seminar-based learning, that students are able to demonstrate the requisite skills of team work, self-confidence in group situations, and critical and analytical reasoning skills.
  • To allow students to develop their skills to synthesise and interpret relevant material, and develop their own theories and hypotheses in the context of the literature, and communicate their ideas effectively in writing.
  • To provide the basis (in particular through the undertaking of the dissertation), in terms of critical analytical skills and the application of academic knowledge, for further research within the general area of forensic and legal medicine.
  • To act as a preparatory course for the membership examination of the Royal College of Physician (RCP)‟s Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (MFFLM).

Curriculum

Following the development of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (FFLM) within the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), the Lancashire Law School at UCLan is offering a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Forensic and Legal Medicine. This PGDip is a part-time course over two years with the option do an MA or LLM in the third year. Forensic and Legal Medicine is a suitable course for Forensic Physicians, Sexual Assault Examiners, Psychiatrists and Paediatricians and also Forensic Nurses, Lawyers and Forensic Scientists.


This exciting new course provides advanced, systematic and critical knowledge of Forensic Medicine and the law, including all the varying perspectives on key current issues, in a context of research and rigorous analytical questioning. You will develop an understanding of the relationship between ideas and concepts in medical ethics and law and an ability to apply them discriminatingly to issues and dilemmas encountered in the workplace and in practice. The PGDip in Forensic and Legal Medicine has also been designed to be a preparatory course for membership of the FFLM.


At Lancashire Law School, we are proud of our reputation, internationally excellent research, staff, facilities and the high quality, affordable student experience offered in the City of Preston, within easy reach of the Lake District, Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds. 


The course is taught by staff who have extensive teaching experience and research interests in areas like Medical Law, Mental Health Law, Criminal Law, the English Legal System, Litigation, Bioethics, Structure of the NHS, Forensic Medicine and Forensic Science.


Lancashire Law School has over fifty academic staff who are able to provide the expertise to cover all facets of the discipline of law for undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes. Many tutors have national and international reputations in their specialist fields.


Each residential block is also attended by one of our two clinical staff, both of whom serve as examiners at the RCP’s Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine.


The course aims:


  • To enable students to understand and analyse the legal rules and principles relating to forensic and legal medicine primarily within the United Kingdom but also where appropriate, in other jurisdictions, and to place those rules in their appropriate context.
  • To develop in students an appreciation of and a critical approach to professional guidelines governing medical situations and to critically appraise such guidelines with reference to the relevant legal rules and ethical principles; Through the assessment regime and workshop/seminar-based learning strategy, to encourage students to develop a critical and research-oriented approach to the study of forensic and legal medicine.
  • To ensure, through the use of seminar-based learning, that students are able to demonstrate the requisite skills of team work, self-confidence in group situations, and critical and analytical reasoning skills.
  • To allow students to develop their skills to synthesise and interpret relevant material, and develop their own theories and hypotheses in the context of the literature, and communicate their ideas effectively in writing.
  • To provide the basis (in particular through the undertaking of the dissertation), in terms of critical analytical skills and the application of academic knowledge, for further research within the general area of forensic and legal medicine.
  • To act as a preparatory course for the membership examination of the Royal College of Physician (RCP)‟s Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (MFFLM).