Forensic medicine

Course syllabus and organization

Single session

The lessons of the first semester will take place in mixed mode:
- in presence in the classroom with a limited number of students, who have booked themselves using Google Form and at the same time in synchrony through the "Teams platform" for students not present;
- the student is obliged to wear the surgical mask for the entire duration of his stay in the classroom and to sit in the free seats respecting the alternation of one occupied seat, one free seat, one occupied seat per single row;
- the lessons will also be video-recorded to allow students unable for documented needs to follow them in sync and made available on the teacher's Ariel / Teams website;
- the lessons will take place at the Vialba center as usual

Students must enter from the main atrium of the Lita Vialba teaching pavilion and undergo body temperature measurement using a Thermo-scanner. The entry / exit routes are differentiated and marked
Course syllabus
Legal Medicine: definitions, generalities, and application fields. Medical practice in the context of Social Medicine and its relationship with the healthcare system and organization. Juridic,
Deontological and Moral duties.
· Legal and medico-legal foundations of the doctor-patient relationship: informed consent, the duty of secrecy and the Privacy.
· Mandatory complaints, the report, the criminal complaint.
· Medico-legal activities: certificate, medical record, medico-legal technical advice, medico-legal expert opinion.
· Person as a legal subject: elements of forensic psychopathology. Juridic and civil capacity, imputability.
· Injury, from a firearm, asphyxiated, white weapon, electric, thermal energy. Forensic toxicology: injury from chemical cause.
· Tanatology. Medico-legal concept of sudden death.
· Criminal forensic medicine: murder, infanticide and feticide, beatings and personal injuries, sexual and domestic violence; abortion.
· Civil legal medicine: compensation of personal injuries.
· Professional accountability.
· Clinical risk management and prevention of litigation.
· Legal and Insurance medicine: insurance against accidents at work and occupational diseases.
· Civil invalidity and disability regulations.
· Legal medicine of private insurance: private life, accident and sickness insurance policies.
· Special laws of medical interest: ascertainment of death and removal of organs for transplantation purposes, mandatory health treatments.
Prerequisites for admission
Having passed the examination of basic medical sciences.
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons.
Teaching Resources
Cazzaniga A., Cattabeni CM., Luvoni R., Zoja R. Compendio di medicina legale e delle assicurazioni. UTET
Editore 2018;
- Genovese U. et al. La nuova responsabilità professionale in Sanità Maggioli Editore 2017;
- Ronchi EF., Mastroroberto L., Genovese U. Guida alla valutazione medico legale dell'invalidità permanente
in responsabilità civile e nell'assicurazione privata contro gli infortuni e le malattie. Giuffrè Editore 2015;
- Genovese U. et al. Le linee guida e la responsabilità sanitaria. Maggioli Editore 2013;
- Genovese U. et al. Responsabilità sanitaria e medicina difensiva. Maggioli Editore 2013.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written exam includes multiple choice "closed" questions to achieve 30/30 score.
A brief open-ended question will allow those who have correctly answered all "closed" questions to receive
cum laude.
MED/43 - FORENSIC MEDICINE - University credits: 5
Lessons: 60 hours
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