Forensic Medicine

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Master of Forensic Medicine

  • Course Handbook
  • Are you interested in applying your medical, dental or scientific knowledge in the interests of justice? Or maybe you want to conduct research to help prevent future avoidable injuries and deaths in the community?

    Learn from Australia's best forensic practitioners and develop specialised, highly-sought after expertise with our Master of Forensic Medicine, the only qualification of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

    We work closely with the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Australia's largest centre for forensic medical and scientific services. Our lecturers have real-world experience in major cases, from solving the mystery of Ned Kelly's remains to victim identification after the Indian Ocean tsunami, Black Saturday bushfires and the destruction of flight MH17. They pass on their unique skills to our students.

    Taught with a mix of online and on-site workshop days, students can specialise in clinical forensic medicine, forensic medical science or forensic odontology. An optional research project can reinforce learnings and provide real-world research experience.

    Career fields

    Career fields include clinical forensic medicine practitioner, forensic odontologist, forensic medical scientist, forensic toxicologist, mortuary scientist, research.

    Course Coordinator

    "I loved learning from some of Australia’s leading forensic experts, both online and in person. The degree meets important standards needed to work in the field, and I’m more confident gathering, analysing and presenting dental forensic evidence."

    – Dr Steph Baylis, Dentist & Forensic Odontologist

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    "The Master of Forensic Medicine has made me a better practitioner in the field, and the knowledge and skills developed have allowed me to be involved in advanced level casework. I chose this program for its flexible learning schedule, and the opportunity to learn from some of Australia’s best forensic practitioners at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine."

    – Dr Alistair Soon