The Department of Forensic Medicine (DFM) operates as a department within the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. Its primary function is to advance the discipline of forensic medicine and its associated disciplines both in terms of its training and development of future practitioners and to increase the evidence basis for the discipline through research.
It operates in close association with the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine at the Southbank campus.
The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, in partnership with the Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, provides opportunities for training, education and research in a wide range of forensic medical and scientific disciplines.
- Postmortem CT Interpretation - Short Course
- Master of Forensic Medicine
- Medical Law Tutorial Program
- Elements of Forensic Medicine (Law)
To enhance teaching and research outputs in the department and strengthen the evidence basis of forensic medicine and science, and related disciplines
- To strengthen and increase the awareness and functions of the Department of Forensic Medicine nationally and internationally;
- To further develop and strengthen teaching;
- To increase the capacity to conduct and supervise research; and
- To increase research outputs with an emphasis on prevention and public health.
Since its inception 21 years ago the Institute, together with the Department of Forensic Medicine, has produced many significant research findings that have contributed to death and injury prevention and public health. It has also developed a significant post-graduate teaching output with the post-graduate courses in forensic medicine producing 62 graduates over 10 years. There have been almost 50 Bachelor of Science (honours) and Bachelor of Medical Science graduates, and almost 20 post-graduate degrees by research including doctors of philosophy (PhD), many of whom have stayed to work with us at the Institute. There have been over 500 publications in this time covering a variety of themes related to forensic medicine.
Head of Department