Introduction to Forensic Medicine 2
PHA  6861 Introduction to Forensic Medicine 2


This is a 4-credit course.


This course gives knowledge and understanding of all relevant medical concepts, techniques and methods in order that the candidate has sufficient competence to interpret human diseases, conditions and behavior in a forensic setting. Students will gain an understanding of the organizational structures involved in the practice of forensic medicine both locally and internationally and an awareness of how forensic medicine relates to the wider context of society and contributes towards improving that society.

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 topic
Module 1 Introduction to Pathology
Module 2 Pathology II
Module 3 Mass Disasters
Module 4 Physical Abuse of Children
Module 5 Child Sexual Abuse
Module 6 Sexual Offences in Adults
Module 7 Sudden Infant Death
Module 8 Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology
Module 9 Forensic Odontology
Module 10 Forensic Psychology
Module 11 Forensic Psychiatry
Module 12 Alcohol
Module 13 Drugs and Drug-related Deaths
Module 14 Forensic Service

Recommended Materials

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.

Library Access

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