Forensic medicine

A.A. 2019/2020
4
Crediti massimi
32
Ore totali
SSD
MED/43 MED/44
Lingua
Inglese
Obiettivi formativi
The aim of the course is to explain main forensic aspects of medical issues, starting from forensic pathology (wound examination and documentation) and followed by the clinical forensic medicine (rape, sexual and domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, torture, age estimation). A comparison between Italian and international legislations will be treated, as well as bioethics and ethical codes. The course also explains post-mortem alterations, death certification, and the estimation of time since death. During the course there will be a one-morning tutorial where each student will be given the possibility to participate in an autopsy. Students are introduced to the lists of occupational diseases in the world and their role in promoting reporting and prevention of occupational diseases.
Risultati apprendimento attesi
At the end of the course students are expected:
- to know the main bases of forensic pathology.
- to be aware about how to describe and collect all kinds of wounds, how a clinical forensic examination must be performed to be used as evidence.
- to illustrate the crimes of interest to physicians (rape, sexual abuse, neglect, child abuse, domestic violence, age estimation ) and know when report is due.
- to know the main differences between Italian and international legislations
- to identify post-mortem alterations
- to learn how to identify the cause of death, the estimation of time since death and post-mortem identification, including the importance of toxicology, anthropology, odontology, entomology and neuropathology for these issues.
- to know how to write certificates and medical documents of legal interest
- to illustrate the meaning of evidence-based medicine and its importance in cases of medical malpractice
- to know the difference between private and social insurance
- to learn how a judicial autopsy should be performed.
- how to report an occupational disease
Programma e organizzazione didattica

Edizione unica

Prerequisiti
To take the Forensic Medicine exam, students must have already passed all the exams of the first and second year (Fundamentals of Basic Sciences, Cells, Molecules and Genes 1 and 2, Human Body, Functions and Mechanisms of Diseases).
Modalità di verifica dell’apprendimento e criteri di valutazione
To take the Forensic Medicine exam, students must have already passed all the exams of the first and second year (Fundamentals of Basic Sciences, Cells, Molecules and Genes 1 and 2, Human Body, Functions and Mechanisms of Diseases).
Forensic medicine
Programma
LECTURE 1. Introduction to legal medicine and the legal system for physicians
LECTURE 2. Code of ethics
LECTURE 3. Certificates and other medical documents of legal interest
LECTURE 4. Forensic pathology: wound examination and documentation
LECTURE 5. Clinical forensic medicine; Sexual and physical abuse, maltreatment
LECTURE 6. Crimes of interest to physicians: crimes against the person
LECTURE 7. Italian legislation and law (comparatively to international legislations)
LECTURE 8. Private and social insurance
LECTURE 9. Medical malpractice
LECTURE 10. Death: diagnoses, post mortem alterations, certification; estimation of time since death
LECTURE 11. The autopsy
LECTURE 12. Humanitarian forensic medicine, torture, aging the living
LECTURE 13. Death certification, and the autopsy
LECTURE 14. Post mortem interval and scene of crime
Metodi didattici
Lectures, practicals, seminars, formative tests
Materiale di riferimento
· Pekka Saukko and Bernard Knight, Knight's Forensic Pathology, 4th Ed. CRC Press, 2015
Occupational medicine
Programma
The lists of occupational diseases in the world and their role in promoting reporting and prevention of occupational diseases.
How to report an occupational disease: Italy as a case study.
Metodi didattici
Lectures, practicals, seminars, formative tests
Materiale di riferimento
· Pekka Saukko and Bernard Knight, Knight's Forensic Pathology, 4th Ed. CRC Press, 2015
Moduli o unità didattiche
Forensic medicine
MED/43 - MEDICINA LEGALE - CFU: 3
Lezioni: 24 ore

Occupational medicine
MED/44 - MEDICINA DEL LAVORO - CFU: 1
Lezioni: 8 ore
Docente: Colosio Claudio

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