How to Be an Expert Witness- Certificate
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How to Be an Expert Witness- Certificate

A Comprehensive Guide for Professionals
4.3 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
5 students enrolled
Last updated 12/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Write a structured, professional medico legal report
  • State the requirements of an Expert Witness
  • Understand the legal, ethical and professional demands of an Expert Witness
  • Understand how they can grow and develop their medico legal practise
  • Gain further information on how they can take care of their own needs whilst performing their duties as an Expert Witness
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Requirements
  • Computer with video playback capabilities
Description

150 students in 28 countries!!!   In this course, I cover all aspects of work as an Expert Witness, otherwise referred to as Medico Legal work.  From how to write a Medico Legal Report to how to put together your Terms and Conditions, this course will provide the potential expert with most of the information needed to begin their career as an Expert Witness.

With over 15 years in mental health work and over 7 years acting as a Medico Legal Professional, I hope to answer many of the questions that I had in the early days of Medico Legal Work, including:

  • What are the benefits of getting involved in Medico Legal work?
  • How do I Structure a Medico Legal Report?
  • What are the legal Requirements of me as an Expert Witness?
  • What Terms and Conditions should I have for my Medico Legal work?
  • What are some of the do's and dont's of Medico Legal Work?
  • How can I build my Medico Legal practise?
  • How do I manage the administration part of Medico Legal practise?
  • How do I keep up to date with the legal changes involved in Medico Legal Work?
Who is the target audience?
  • Professionals who are considering providing their services as an Expert Witness
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
01:30:09
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Let's Start
12 Lectures 01:30:09

This lecture is  a comprehensive Introduction to the course, outlining the aims and objectives and describing all the different lectures and learning methods employed.

Preview 03:47

How to Structure a Medico Legal Report (1A)
16:34

How to Structure a Medico Legal Report (1B)
13:17

Why Get Involved in Medico Legal Work?
03:47

In this section, we discuss the all important terms and conditions that you need to decide on before you being providing medico legal report services.  I explain the importance of each of the standard terms and conditions.

Preview 13:37

In this lecture I outline a range of methods you can use to grow your medico legal practise

Building and Promoting Your Practice
03:47

In this lecture, I speak about the importance of keeping track of referrals, invoices and the all important fees. I describe a number of skills and strategies you can use to achieve this. 

Keeping Track of Your Reports, Invoices and Fees
09:23

In this lecture I describe the guidelines for Expert Witnesses laid down by the Ministry of Justice in England and Wales.  I also describe how you can also search for the legal responsibilities an Expert Witness has and how they can find out this information if they live in other states.

Ministry of Justice Guidelines for Expert Witnesses
11:28

This lecture outlines a number of "do's and dont's" based on my many years of experience in writing medico legal reports.

The Do's and Dont's of Being an Expert Witness
09:39

This will be an opportunity to test your knowledge of medico legal issues and topics.

Questions and Answers
01:35

Quiz
01:29

Conclusion
01:46
About the Instructor
Mr Kevin Michael O'Doherty
4.6 Average rating
28 Reviews
201 Students
3 Courses
Psychologist, CBT Therapist, Expert Witness, Author, Trainer

I am a Psychologist, CBT Therapist and Author of several self help books. I also carry out Medico Legal Psychological Assessments for Law firms. I provide Cognitive Behavior Therapy for clients based all over the world with the aid of webcam and telephone.  I also deliver training on all aspects of mental health in the UK, Europe and USA on request.

I find my work as an Expert Witness fascinating and I do hope that I present some of that fascination to the student during the course.