Disaster Victim Identification
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this course will not run in May and will be rescheduled for later in the year.
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 in court.
The course will include case studies, practical exercises and scenario-based training. The course will be led by two senior forensic odontologists with extensive experience in DVI (Indian Ocean Tsunami 2005, Black Saturday 2009, MH17 2014). Guest lectures will be presented by forensic pathologists, a forensic anthropologist, the mortuary manager, Victoria Police personnel and a DNA expert.
At the end of the course participants will have:
an understanding of the role of forensic dentistry in DVI;
a familiarity with internationally recognised DVI protocols and processes, from the Scene
through to Reconciliation;
observed an autopsy;
an understanding of the respective roles of forensic experts; and
experience in medico-legal reporting and presenting in a moot court.
This course is eligible for 28 Scientific hours / Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.
$2,700 Full (includes GST)
Includes course manual, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and certificate of attendance.
Registration on this short courses requires full fee payment, this course is not eligible for fee HELP or CSP.
John Phillips Library
The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
65 Kavanagh Street
Fantastic, informative and very interesting course. All presenters were excellent, affable, knowledgeable and informative. A great experience overall and I look forward to enhancing my skills and learning more. Thank you to all presenters as well as the other personnel who contributed to this excellent, enjoyable experience.
Both Jeremy and Richard, and all presenters, have been so friendly, helpful, informative and approachable. I have thoroughly enjoyed and been very engaged throughout this whole course.
- certainly the best course I have participated in!
Registrations will be limited to 16 and will close as soon as we have 16 registrations
There is no on-site parking available.