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Forensic Psychiatric Practice in Serious Criminal Cases

Thank you for your interest in this course which has been developed as an introduction for psychiatrists who are acting as, or might be asked to be, expert witnesses in criminal, legal proceedings. We hope that there are components of the course that will be helpful to other mental health professionals as well as legal practitioners.

The course has been divided into three main sections interspersed with opportunities for self- assessment and feedback. The sections should be completed in the order recommended below.

1. Pre-course self-assessment

Please click here to complete the self-assessment.

2. E-learning

Please click here to access the E-learning

3. Pre-recorded lectures

Please click to access each of the lectures.
i. Lecture 1: Assessment
ii. Lecture 2: Report writing
iii. Lecture 3: Giving evidence in court
iv. Lecture 4: Pre-trial issues
v. Lecture 5: Mental condition defences
vi. Lecture 6: Sentencing
vii. Lecture 7: Ethical issues

4. Mid-course self assessment
5. Webinars

Webinars will be live case-based discussions using the learning from the first sections of the course. The webinar links will be added in due course.

Date & Time Webinar (9pm to 11pm Dhaka time, with the exception of the introductory webinar)
12/10/2021 Introductory webinar (duration 1 hour)

Follow this Zoom link

19/10/2021 First webinar

Follow this Zoom link

02/11/2021 Second webinar
16/11/2021 Third webinar
30/11/2021 Fourth webinar
14/12/2021 Fifth webinar
04/01/2022 Sixth webinar
18/01/2022 Seventh webinar
01/02/2022 Eighth webinar

6. Post-course assessment and feedback

The post-course assessment will be available once the course has finished in February 2022.

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