Course Information

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, in partnership with the Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, provides opportunities for training, education and research in a wide range of forensic medical and scientific disciplines.

Please click on a course title below to learn more about the course and how you can apply.

Postmortem CT Interpretation, 3-Day Short Course (5th, 6th & 7th August 2015)

This intensive short course is designed and structured for forensic pathologists and registrars in training but is open to radiologists and radiology registrars with an established interest in forensic imaging. It will consist of didactic lectures on the principles and practice of postmortem CT and the application of CT techniques to forensic pathology. There will be interactive sessions on the use of CT in triaging forensic cases as applied to the preliminary examination at VIFM and interesting radiological/pathological (radpath) correlations.

More information about the 2015 course, including how to register, will be available soon. 

Master of Forensic Medicine

The course broadly aims to develop academic standards in clinical forensic medical practice and produces graduates who have a sound knowledge of medico-legal principles. Students will develop practitioner skills in research as well as in providing clinical forensic services to the community. Read more…

Monash Medical Law Tutorial Program

This program takes a collaborative approach, involving third year tutorials delivered jointly by lawyers and clinicians at metropolitan and regional hospital sites. Associate Professor David Ranson, heads the program in which 70 medical lawyers, clinicians, and VIFM staff provide small group tutorials for students in years one, three and four of the MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery) course.  Read more…

Elements of Forensic Medicine (Law)

Topics include: medicine and science in the service of the law, including the organisation of the medical profession; biomedical forensic science; scientific evidence and its collection at the scene of a crime; forensic chemistry; forensic photography; firearm examination and tool marks; fingerprint evidence; forensic pathology; forensic odontology and the identification of victims; traffic medicine; the examination of victims of assault; DNA evidence in the courts; prototypes of police investigation; the State Coroner’s system; forensic psychiatry and psychology and issues of criminal responsibility; medico-legal reports in the courts. Read more…