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How to access

The Medical Examiner e-learning resource is aimed at clinicians and stakeholders involved in the process of death certification. The whole curriculum has been made available to anyone with an interest in the death certification process but in order to apply for the new roles of a Medical Examiner and/or a Medical Examiner Officer, candidates will be required to complete core sessions of the curriculum prior to interview and the whole of the course by the time they start work. It is a legislative requirement that the whole course is completed within one year of starting work so sessions completed in advance of one year will need to be repeated. The Learning Management System is configured to provide a certificate of course completion with timelines. Registration by users who intend to apply to be Medical Examiners or Medical Examiner Officers is therefore essential.

Please note the course is undergoing revision because of the interval between publication and implementation of the reforms; completion of the updated sessions will also be required before appointment because the latest consultation will invoke changes.

It is not necessary for other interested users and stakeholders to register to access the course.


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