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Walking the fine Line with Vodka and Wine - The Science Behind Drunk Driving

Date: 10  to 11 August 2018
Venue: UCT Faculty of Health Sciences
Time: 08h30 to 17h00

Course fee is R4 550.00 per person (Enquire about student discounted rates)
Early Bird Registration: R 3 950 per person until 13 July 2018

This is a two-day workshop aimed to equip participants with essential skills when dealing with forensic evidence and expert witnesses in drunk driving cases. The course is presented by The Division of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology at the University of Cape Town.

Course Content

  • The Draeger and the law
  • The physiology and toxicology behind drunk driving
  • The science behind the 212 affidavit
  • Chain of custody and standard operating procedures

Learning Outcomes

  • Be familiar with the law and functioning of the Draeger and other alcohol breathalyzers, the calibration requirements, correct use and evidential value
  • Acquire skills for cross examination
  • Acquire a deeper understanding of the physiology of alcohol consumption
  • Understand units of alcohol and their effect and the difference between these and blood / breath alcohol concentrations
  • Follow the requirements, procedure and protocol of the chain of custody
  • Understand the forensic toxicology of alcohol and drugs including the Mellanby effect and Widmark formula
  • Understand and confidently interpret toxicology results from a 212 affidavit

View the full course programme

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participants of the course.

For more information or to register email ce.administration@uct.ac.za

Only participants registered for the course will be eligible to attend.

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