DIPLOMA IN FORENSIC MEDICINE & TOXICOLOGY


 

The Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences in the University of Sri Jayewardenepura presents its Diploma in Forensic Medicine & Toxicology with the objective of building the capacity of non-graduate employees and A/L qualified students who wish to obtain professional qualification in the field of Forensic Medicine.



This is an innovative and multidisciplinary diploma course which is conducted by highly qualified and experienced academic staff. The curriculum has been developed with the assistance of local and international experts in Forensic Medicine in par with similar world class programmes.

It was decided to conduct this part time course due to frequent requests made by lawyers, police officers, prison officers, child protection officers, Government Analyst Department etc. At the Department meeting, we discussed the necessity and feasibility of such a course especially for the stakeholders of the criminal justice system because there is no such academic programme in Sri Lanka for them. The Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences is the best source in this region for the stakeholders of the criminal justice system to obtain a diploma qualification.

The Department of Forensic Medicine University of Sri Jayewardenepura has taken conscience in initiating the Diploma in Forensic Medicine & Toxicology in order to benefit non-graduate employees and A/L qualified students. This will be an excellent opportunity for employees to gain professional qualifications and a career development path, while enabling the students to increase their employability in the field of Forensic Medicine.

 

Duration : One Academic year (2 semesters) Lectures and practical classes are to be conducted on Sunday 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Medium : Sinhala (and a fair knowledge of English language)

Course Fee : Rs: 55,100.00

 

 

AIMED AT

Non-graduate employees and students who wish to obtain professional qualifications in Forensic Medicine & Toxicology.

 

 

COURSE UNITS

Semester I

Code Subject
DFMT 11013 History and basic principles of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
DFMT 11022 Medico-legal documentation and procedures in Sri Lanka
DFMT 11032 Ethics in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
DFMT 11043 Crime scene processing and management
DFMT 11054 Workplace based assignments
DFMT 11063 Application of Forensic pathology in criminal justice system

 

Semester II

Code Subject
DFMT 12073 Application of Clinical Forensic Medicine in Criminal Justice System
DFMT 12084 Processing and analyzing of Medico-legal samples for Toxicology
DFMT 12092 Support Services of Medico-legal and criminal justice systems
DFMT 12102 Principles of Human rights and laws related to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
DFMT 12112 Management of Disaster & Disaster Victim Identification

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Duly completed applications should be submitted to the Department of Forensic Medicine with the following documents:

  • Certified copies of academic certificates
  • Certified copies of certificates of professional qualifications
  • Certified copy of National Identity Card or Bio Page of the National Passport
  • Evidence of proficiency in Sinhala

Post/handover your application with relevant documents to:

Prof. Muditha Vidanapathirana,
Coordinator - Diploma in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology,
Department of Forensic Medicine,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura,
Gangodawila, Nugegoda.

IMPORTANT: Please write on the top left corner of the envelope "DIP/DFMT/2019-20"

CLOSING DATE OF APPLICATION: 10th March 2019

 
 

Application Form - Sinhala

 
 
 

Application Form - English

 

 

INQUIRIES

Prof. Muditha Vidanapathirana,
Coordinator - Diploma in Forensic Medicine & Toxicology,
Department of Forensic Medicine,
Faculty of Medical Sciences,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura,
Gangodawila,
Nugegoda.

Mobile : 077 2988227
Office : 011 2758000 Ext 4251, 011 2802030
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