Course Title : Diploma Course in Forensic Psychology (Dip.FP)
For whom (target group) : This is a structured and comprehensive Diploma program for all those who wish to study and obtain the basic body of knowledge (BOK) and training in the many concepts, theories and principles of Forensic Psychology (FP). This is an essential course of study for all practicing psychologists, sociologists, medical officers, counsellors, police and law enforcement officers, criminal and civil lawyers, social workers, child protection workers and officers and psychology or law students who want to broaden their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the inter/multi-disciplinary science of Forensic Psychology. This course is also suitable for those who wish to embark on further academic and/or professional studies and practical training in the field of criminology and criminal profiling, forensic science and forensic psychology.
Learning about Forensic Psychology or keeping up to date on it can be confusing at times, and maybe even daunting! We understand the different requirements coming with a wide variety of demographics looking to get skilled in Forensic Psychology. That’s why we’ve developed this Diploma course in a way that caters to learners with different goals in mind. The course materials are prepared with consultation from the experts of this field and all the information on Forensic Psychology is kept up to date on a regular basis so that learners don’t get left behind on the current trends/updates.
This specialized course is ideal for medical / psychology / sociology / social work graduates, psychology lecturers and students, lawyers and law students wanting to update their professional knowledge and skills in this growing and specialized area of applied psychology.
Flexible Entry Requirements: University Graduates in the disciplines or Law / Psychology / Sociology / Social Work or Medical Professionals and students or Members of recognized Professional bodies or other graduates with a Professional / Academic Diploma or Advanced / Higher (National) Diploma in Psychology / Sociology / Social Work / Law or Counselling, and G.C.E. O/L and A/L’s and age not less than 22 years, and Fluency of the English language is essential.
Course Duration : 16 weeks (4 Months) – part time study
Contact Hours : 3 Hrs. per week
Total No. of Classes : 16 class-contact sessions
Total No. of Contact Hours : 48 Hrs. of Lectures and discussion time
Class Times : Wednesday: 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Module 1: Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Module 2: Cooperation with Law Enforcement
Module 3: Psychology and Legal Proceedings
Module 4: Fundamentals of Forensic Science
Module 5: Introduction to Forensic Mathematics
Module 6: Fundamental of Forensic Toxicology
Module 7: Introduction to Forensic Intelligence
Module 8: Criminology and Forensic Science
Module 9: DNA Analysis in Forensic Science
Module 10: Introduction to Forensic Pathology
Module 11: Introduction to Forensic Nursing and Forensic Psychiatry
Module 12: Criminology and Criminal / Offender Profiling
Module 13: Introduction to Victimology
Mode of Final Examination and Assessment:
The award of the IMH Diploma in Forensic Psychology will be contingent upon passing a 3-hour internally set unseen essay type final Examination paper to be answered on a closed book examination mode under invigilation at the Institute premises in Colombo-04. The minimum examination pass mark is a 50% exam performance / score.
Batch 02 – Group Course Fees: Rs. 59,000/- + Rs. 1,000/- for registration (the full course fee of Rs. 60,000/- can now be paid in two installments of Rs. 30,000/- followed by the second payment of Rs. 30,000/- in two months time to be paid by cash, credit card or cheque)
Distance Learning / On-Line Course Fees: USD $170 (for foreign students and other psychology, medical or legal professionals living or working out of the Western Province in Sri Lanka will be considered on a case-by-case basis).
Course Start Date and Time: Physical Group Class Batch 03: Wednesday 06th September 2023 from 5 pm to 8 pm
(A maximum of 10 students will be enrolled for the group class due to Covid-19 public health guidelines)
Course Resource Persons (Lecturers / Facilitators):
1. Prof. Sir Romesh Jayasinghe, OLS, Ph.D.(Psy.), Dh.C.(Florida), Grad.Dip.Ed.(UK), FRSM(UK), FRSPH(UK), FACCPH(UK), FTBCCT (UK), MBCS(UK), Adv.Dip.(Forensic Pathology), Adv.Dip.(Psychology), Adv.Dip.(Child Psychology), Dip.(Forensic Psychology), Dip.(Criminology & Profiling), O.A. Dip.(Forensic Science and Profiling), Dip.(Law), Dip.(Criminal Law), Dip.(Human Rights), Dip.(Clinical Psychology), Dip.(Adv. Counselling & Psychotherapy), Dip.(Educational Psychology), Dip.(Nutrition Science), Cert.(Forensic Medicine), Cert.(Integrative Mental Health), Counselling Psychologist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Educator / Corporate Trainer, Psychotherapist, Certified in Forensic and Criminal Psychology (USA), Certified Human Rights Consultant (USIDHR, USA), Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (USA), Certified Trauma Support Specialist (USA), Certified Master Life Coach (USA), Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (ICBCH, USA), Certified Relationship Coach (USA), Certified Health and Wellness Coach (USA)
Full Member of the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) (Division 41 of the American Psychological Association – APA), USA
2. Mr. M. A. A. S. Malika Amarasekera, CLC, Attorney-at-Law and Commissioner for Oaths, Consultant in Human Resource Management and Development
3. Ms. N. L. Jayani K. Karunaratne, LL.B.(UK), LL.M.(UK), CLC, CRC, Attorney-at-Law and Legal Consultant