Post Mortem Radiology for Natural and Forensic Death Investigation

Post Mortem Radiology for Natural and Forensic Death Investigation

MSc, PGDip, PGCert, 6-27 months

This is for you if... you want to increase your knowledge, skills and diagnostic confidence in natural and forensic death investigative post mortem radiology.

Course Description

Autopsy practice is changing around the world with the use of post mortem computed tomography as an adjunct or replacement to the traditional invasive autopsy in both natural and suspicious death investigation.

This postgraduate degree will enhance your knowledge, practical skills and diagnostic confidence in the field of post mortem imaging, drawing on the expertise of the University of Leicester’s East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit and Imaging Unit, global pioneers in the field of post mortem computed tomography imaging.

Individual modules from the course are also available as CPD courses. Each module consists of five days' on-campus teaching with distant blended learning. You will be expected to achieve a pass rate of 50% on all module learning material.

Key Facts
Start date
September each year
Department
East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit
Contact

pmctcourse@le.ac.uk

+44 (0)116 252 3220

East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit website

Why Leicester?

Situated at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, the East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit combines high quality research covering a wide range of aspects of forensic medicine and science with a forensic pathology service provision to the East Midlands and other national and international organisations.

We assist the eight coroner’s jurisdictions of the East Midlands in providing a suspicious and homicide forensic pathology service for the five East Midlands police forces, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our forensic imaging team, working with the University’s Department of Engineering, used whole body CT scans and micro-CT imaging on the skeleton of King Richard III to determine which of the King’s wounds might have proved fatal.

Course Structure

Semester 1/Year 1

Semester 1/Year 1

Plus you will start your dissertation, completing it in the second year/semester.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Semester 2/Year 2

Semester 2/Year 2

Plus you will complete the dissertation which you started in the first year/semester.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and Assessment

For the Certificate each module has five days of on-campus teaching in the form of lectures, seminars, group discussions and practical demonstrations (module dependent). The remainder of the module comprises self-directed learning and tutorials. Each module has an essay assessment. Both must be passed at a minimal mark of 50%.

The Diploma builds upon the Certificate. Again for each module there are five days of on-campus teaching. Each  module then has classic post mortem computed tomography cases to report. These are supplemented by a number of whole body cases to report. All course material must be passed with each component passed at a minimum of 50%.

Finally the MSc comprises a short taught element and a dissertation.

Research Stories

Entry Requirements

  • A UK honours degree (2:2 or above in a relevant subject, or equivalent) or a minimum of 60 credits (inclusive of research) at level 6
  • Two references, one demonstrating your academic ability and the other your relevant professional work experience

For the Diploma or Masters there will be more advanced instruction involving the interpretation of basic computed tomography images. To deal with this you should have a demonstrable good working knowledge of anatomy and familiarity with medical imaging.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

 

Fees and Funding

  • This is the total course fee.

    Starting in September 2016

    • MSc: £9,635
    • PGDip: £6,423
    • PGCert: £3,212

    Did you know you can apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000, subject to eligibility? (MSc only; not available for PGDip or PGCert)

     

  • This is the total course fee.

    Starting in September 2016

    • MSc: £17,465
    • PGDip: £11,643
    • PGCert: £5,822

Career Opportunities

This course is designed to enhance the career opportunities of those working in the field of post mortem radiology and imaging.

Careers

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

 

Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
Post Mortem Radiology for Natural and Forensic Death Investigation MSc 1 year, full-time September each year Apply Now
Post Mortem Radiology for Natural and Forensic Death Investigation PGDip 1 year, full-time September each year Apply Now
Post Mortem Radiology for Natural and Forensic Death Investigation PGCert 6 months, full-time September each year Apply Now
Post Mortem Radiology for Natural and Forensic Death Investigation MSc 27 months, part-time September each year Apply Now
Post Mortem Radiology for Natural and Forensic Death Investigation PGDip 24 months, part-time September each year Apply Now
Post Mortem Radiology for Natural and Forensic Death Investigation PGCert 1 year, part-time September each year Apply Now
Course
Post Mortem Radiology for Natural and Forensic Death Investigation
Qualification
MSc
Duration
1 year, full-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability
Course
Post Mortem Radiology for Natural and Forensic Death Investigation
Qualification
PGDip
Duration
1 year, full-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability
Course
Post Mortem Radiology for Natural and Forensic Death Investigation
Qualification
PGCert
Duration
6 months, full-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability
Course
Post Mortem Radiology for Natural and Forensic Death Investigation
Qualification
MSc
Duration
27 months, part-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability
Course
Post Mortem Radiology for Natural and Forensic Death Investigation
Qualification
PGDip
Duration
24 months, part-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability
Course
Post Mortem Radiology for Natural and Forensic Death Investigation
Qualification
PGCert
Duration
1 year, part-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability