A free on-demand e-learning module accessible to clinical Associates, MEDSAC Members, and Affiliate - Police Medical Officer members. Membership exclusions: Associate - SAATS Administrator / Non-Clinical


This module will focus on understanding the role of an expert in the New Zealand justice system and the development of skills in writing expert reports.

Course objectives

To inform the learner about:

  • The New Zealand court system and the use of expert medical reports within it.
  • The role and rules of medical expert witnesses.
  • The purpose and structure of expert formal statements.
  • The use of diagrams and references.
  • Quality assurance measures.

Time commitment

Estimated time required: 1-2 hours