n order to attend the course proficiently, the students will need to have a well- established background in Anatmoy, Physiology, Pathology, as specifically indicated by The Council of the Medicine and Surgery School.
Lectures supported by presentation of slides in Power Point.
Representative case studies and key topics will be also supported by discussion and critical reading of the most recent reviews in the field.
The learning goals of this Course include the knowledge of: death certification, determination of cause and manner of death. Crime scene and death investigation. Autopsy. Post-mortem changes and Time of Death. Personal Identification and Skeletal remains. Sudden death and sudden infant death syndrome. Blunt trauma and craniocerebral injuries. Fire arm injuries. Sharp force injuries. Asphyxial deaths and drowning
After attending the lectures, students will understand how to assess the death, how to do an external examination of a cadaver differentiating between the main types of injuries due to blunt trauma, firearms, knife or sharp objects.
The aim is to judge the knowledge as well as the critical opinion on the topic that the students should develop after the course
Saukko P, Knight B. Knight’s forensic pathology. 4th ed., CRC Press, 2015Di Maio VJ, Di Maio D. Forensic pathology, 2nd ed., CRC Press, 2001Madea B. Handobook of Forensic Medicine, 2014
The verification of the learning mode is mainly via oral examination.
Medical Ethics (informed consent; advanced directive cares, medical records, certifications, confidentiality, juridical overview of medical profession). Legal Medicine under civil and criminal Law (personal injury damage, medical liability, causal value and causal link).Health Law (diagnosis of death, voluntary termination of pregnancy. Forensic Pathology (thanatology, thanatocronology, sharp force injuries, blunt force injuries,gunshot wounds, chemical and electrical fatalities, asphyxia related death of forensic interest, drowning traffic medicine and infanticide). Forensic Toxicology. Forensic Anthropology. Social Security System (INAIL, INPS). Legal Medicine in the Private Insurance System.