Distance Learning Diploma in Death Investigation
Distance Learning Diploma in Death Investigation

The Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, has been conducting  a  Distance Learning course leading to Diploma in Death Investigation. The course is open to Inquirers into Sudden Deaths (Coroners), Police Officers, Doctors and Lawyers.

The main objective of the course is to provide up-to-date, advanced and relevant knowledge in  the field of Death Investigation.

Next Intake On 2018 January

Closing Date for Applications is 2018 – 12 – 01

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  • Duration: 15 months
  • Credit Hours: 100
  • SQLF level: 3
  • Has obtained six ordinary passes at G.C.E. (Ordinary Level) Examination with at least three years’ work experience in the field of Death Investigation OR,
  • Has obtained three passes at the G.C.E. (Advanced Level) examination with at least one year’s work experience in the field of Death Investigation OR,
  • Is a person who has work experience in the field of Death Investigation for a period of over five years provided that she/he has obtained recommendation of the Head of any such institution in which she/he works or has worked. Each application under this clause shall be considered on its merits.
  • Is an inquirer into sudden deaths
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Distance Learning in Sinhala and Tamil medium

  • An examination will be held at the end of the course for those who successfully complete the course.
  • Candidates will be required to submit a proposal for the extended essay consisting 5000 words on a topic relevant to the course. Such a proposal should have prior approval from the Faculty. The proposal should be submitted prior to completion of three months from the date of commencement of the course.
  • The written examination consists of a written essay type paper.
  • Internal- 75%
  • External – 25%, Attorney General’s Department
  • Course Fee: Rs. 40,000/-
  • Application Fee: Rs. 1,000/-
  • Examination Fee: Rs. 1,000/-

By paying Rs. 1000/= from  any branch of Peoples Bank to be credited to the  University of Colombo under the ref. No. 3110 5220 0000. Please submit the paying-in slip to the Department when you are submitting your complete application form

Mrs. Apsara Liyanage (Course Manager/DFMS)
Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
+94 112 694 016 ext. 148 / 149