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5. 1. 7. Forensic Medicine

Third Clinical Year Module offering 8x per year

ECTS-Credits: 2

Duration: 1 week

Language of Instruction: German

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  1. Title of the course
    • HEICUMED, Teilmodul Rechtsmedizin
  2. Content
    • Thanatology, Forensic Traumatology, Forensic Toxicology, Medical Law and Medical Ethics, Traffic Medicine.
  3. Aims
    • Ability to perform an external post-mortem. Interpretation of traumatic lesions in living victims and in death cases. Ability to select and collect adequate materials for postmortem histology and toxicology investigations as well as DNA analysis; interpretation of toxicological test results. Basic knowledge on legal and ethical principles of medical practice. Analysis of biological stains, paternity testing.
  4. Prerequisites
    • Basic knowledge on anatomy, physiology, and pathology.
  5. Teaching methods
    • Lectures, training and team work in small groups, participation in a trial.
  6. Examination /Assessment methods
    • Written examination (multiple choice)
  7. Recommended reading
    • Zimmer G.,Prüfungsvorbereitung Rechtsmedizin, Thieme 2006, ISBN: 978-3-13-141171-6
    • Penning R.: Rechtsmedizin systematisch. UNI-MED Verlag AG 2006, ISBN: 3-89599-157-0