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					                                                                 School of Postgraduate Medicine
                                                                                Expert Witness
                                                                                 Code: MMED0012, Credits: 15, Level: M




This course will prepare students to become expert witnesses within their professional fields. The course provides opportunities
to participate in related activities within a court setting and will be taught by appropriately qualified personnel from within the
field of law. Students will be supported through their learning using experiential techniques within a court room setting.


                                    Content
                                    The course aims to equip health professionals with the requisite knowledge and skills to
                                    become expert witnesses and issues addressed will include:

                                           Important aspects of the Laws of Contract and Tort
                                           Rules of civil procedure
                                           Report writing
                                           Giving evidence in court
                                           Skills in cross examination

                                    Specific entry criteria
                                    A first degree in a related discipline, or evidence of equivalent professional/academic
                                    experience. Two years experience within a relevant field of practice preferred.

                                    Delivery          Semester B 2010/11
                                                      Wednesday March 23rd, Friday April 15th & Saturday April 16th 2011
                                                      (10:00 – 17:00)

                                    Study Route       This module can be undertaken independently or can form part of a Masters
                                                      programme offered by the School of Postgraduate Medicine or other
                                                      postgraduate programmes in the Faculty of Health and Human Science.

                                    Speakers          Richard Nall-Cain, LL.M Barrister-at-Law
                                                      Gill Korgaonkar, Senior Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire

                                    Fees              £410 Assessed

                                    Venue             St Albans Campus for two April study days
                                                      Address, Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3RR




             For further info. on Medico Legal courses visit www.go.herts.ac.uk/pgms or contact Gill Korgaonkar
                                    Email: g.korgaonkar@herts.ac.uk Tel: 01707 285206
                                          To apply direct, email: health@herts.ac.uk