This is a 4-credit course.
This course covers the basic elements of forensic medicine and focuses on the role of the forensic pathologist in the investigation of crime and death. Although much of forensic medicine, based as it is on observations made at a post-mortem examination, relies on the principles of morbid anatomy as discovered in earlier centuries, more recent techniques are also presented.
This is a University of Edinburgh course, taught by University of Edinburgh faculty and instructors as part of a collaborative venture between the University of Florida and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Please review our recommended course order.
|Module 2||Medicolegal Investigation of Death|
|Module 3||Sudden Natural Death in Adults|
|Module 4||The Autopsy|
|Module 5||Post-Mortem Interval|
|Module 6||Identification of the Dead|
|Module 7||Wounds of Medicolegal Importance I|
|Module 8||Wounds of Medicolegal Importance II|
|Module 9||Thermal Injury and Fire Deaths|
|Module 10||Head and Neck Injury|
|Module 12||Drowning by Immersion|
|Module 13||Asphyxia Related Deaths|
|Module 14||Case Study|
There are no required texts for this course. Students are expected to access and read web-based resources. A document covering the main aspects of anatomy and physiology is provided for background reading (as a pdf file). Please note that this document is not intended to be a substitute for an anatomy or physiology textbook.
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