The University of North Dakota has partnered with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to create and offer a Death Investigation Course to professionals in the field. The course aims to provide the variety of professionals who are commonly involved in investigating deaths with the technical and investigative skills necessary to successfully get through one of the most difficult calls one can receive.
The great thing about this course is that it is grant funded by the NIJ. That means that qualified students can take the course for FREE until September 30, 2015. The course is specifically designed to meet State continuing education requirements for police officers, investigators, coroners or medical examiners, and physicians.
There are four (4) different online courses in the Death Investigation curriculum:
- Death Investigation Training – Basics
- Death Investigation Training – Mental Health First Aid
- Death Investigation Training – Cultural Competency
- Death Investigation Training – Basics of Forensic Pathology
Here is the ad for the course:
Online Courses in Death Investigation
The University of North Dakota is offering an NIJ-funded training series on Death Investigation for death investigators, coroners, law enforcement or physicians. This series is made up of four online courses that cover the basic principles, protocols and tools used in death investigation; the importance of addressing the mental health needs of first responders and investigators; how cultural and religious concerns can impact death investigation; and basic types of traumatic injury. The courses can be taken at any time and are free to qualified candidates until September 30, 2015.
Death Investigation Training
Online, enroll anytime
1 – 3 months to complete (depending on the course)
Work at your own pace
Courses are free of charge until September 30, 2015 (to qualifying individuals)
This program is based on scientific principles and established, nationally recognized, standards of death investigation and forensic pathology. It addresses a critical need for training of Medical Legal Death Investigators in the United States. There are multiple modules of Death Investigation Training available as separate courses through the University of North Dakota’s Office of Extended Learning.
Training is often one of the most under used resources to law enforcement officers, frequently due to budgetary constraints. It is good to see a quality online program that officers can take for continuing education, without the concern of class costs, or travel.
For more information contact the University of North Dakota with these links: