What will I study?
You will study subjects such as:
- Role of the Procurator Fiscal in investigation of suspicious deaths
- Forensic pathology
- Crime scene examination and considerations
- Firearms and firearms injuries
Next Step Course Options
This course will provide an insight into crime scene investigation and forensic medicine predominantly from the perspective of the Police and Crown Office but also the criminal defence solicitor.
This course will involve practical elements which require role play using fictitious crime scenes. The student will achieve team working skills unique to solving crime, report writing and problem-solving skills. For this reason this course equips students specifically to improve their practical and analytical skillset to study LLB to become a solicitor or alternatively BA Law or BA Criminal Justice. Additionally, the student will gain an insight into alternative assessment methods used in assessing such courses at University (course not formally assessed: self-assessment, however, reflecting actual Forensic Medicine exams).
In addition, for those students who complete the course but do not wish to attend university they will be provided with invaluable practical skills involving analysing complex evidence, teamworking with a time sensitive high-pressured aim, problem solving and understanding the complexity of crime scenes generally. Upon completion, students will therefore achieve practical skills invaluable in the armed services or any of the UK wide police forces and various areas within the Scottish criminal justice system.