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Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, DD1 4HN
Tel: Int. code: +44 (1382) 388020; UK code (01382) 388020
Fax: Int. code: +44 (1382) 388021; UK code (01382) 388021

Introduction to the Department

The Department of Forensic Medicine is located in the Fleming Gymnasium building on the Main Campus (building number 36 on the Campus Map). Enter via Small's Wynd and, opposite the OTI coffee shop, there is a lane to your right with access to the Department. The department on campus houses offices, laboratory facilities and a comprehensive library. The mortuary facility approximately ten minutes away from the university main campus.

The department is funded directly by the Scottish Crown Office under an agreement with the University which provides forensic autopsy and toxicology services to procurators fiscal in Tayside, Fife and Central regions.  The range of cases investigated includes road traffic fatalities, suicides, accidents at home and at work, homicides and sudden natural deaths, as well as in-hospital deaths under anaesthesia and other unexpected hospital deaths.  The department provides undergraduate teaching to the Department of Law (optional courses in forensic medicine and in forensic science) as well as medicine.  For medical undergraduates there is an intercalated BMSc option in forensic medicine, which is also open to medical undergraduates from any UK medical school.  A postgraduate one-year taught course leading to a Master of Forensic Medicine degree is available for overseas medical graduates only.  Postgraduate research programmes, mainly in the field of forensic toxicology, provide MSc and PhD opportunities.  The department has an active interest in the application of forensic medicine in support of human rights and has teaching, research and international service commitments in this field.

Prof Derrick J Pounder
Head of Department

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