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.

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Forensic Dentistry Short Course: Disaster Victim Identification, 29 October – 1 November 2015

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This intensive short course is designed for dentists who are interested in learning about the role of dentistry in Disaster Victim Identification (DVI), including permanent and Reserve members of the Australian Defence Force. The course covers DVI, including Interpol protocols, mortuary protocols, how we work with other forensic specialists, medico-legal report writing and appearing as an expert witness.
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Forensic Radiology Short Course: Postmortem CT Interpretation, 5 – 7 August 2015

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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. Read more…



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.
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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.
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Forensic Evidence: Law, science, medicine and technology (LAW4304)

This unit examines the interaction between science, medicine, technology and the law. It focuses on the issues that arise when experts give forensic evidence in legal proceedings. Each week experts will present lectures about their areas of expertise.
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