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Forensic Investigation - FSCT


While no outlines currently exist for this course, below are the course learning outcomes/competencies.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

This course provides the basic legal and scientific factors relevant to forensic pathology. The medical examiner and coroner systems are examined. Focuses also on post-mortem determinations and the presentation of pathological findings as evidence in court.

  • Interpret injuries and their probable causes.
  • Describe the pathology of sudden infant death syndrome and its theories of causation.
  • Describe the role of the coroner and other methods of death investigation.
  • Describe the major causes of sudden natural death.
  • Explain the role of a forensic pathologist in the investigation of transportation accident.
  • Explain the causes of airway obstruction death and their principle postmortem features.
  • Describe the current methods of estimation of time of death and determination of the interval between injury and death.
  • Give an overview of medical forensic identification procedures.
  • Explain the forensic investigative procedures in cases of domestic violence and elder abuse.

Effective as of Fall 2003

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