COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
ADJ 275 FORENSIC
PATHOLOGY ( 3 CR)
Introduces the pathology
and physiology of the human body with emphasis on scientific name and technique
used in medico-legal investigations of death. Students will study types
of death, the mechanisms of death and death reflex, and determining cause
of death by postmortem examination. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE:
The purpose of this
course is to provide the student with an overview of forensic death investigations.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES:
No prerequisite course
Upon successful completion
of the course, the student will be able to
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED:
Describe the component
of medico-legal investigations and implications of death investigations
with respect to the roles and responsibilities of the different forensic
of forensic medico-legal terminology and the scientific techniques used
in death investigations.
Describe the characteristics
that differentiate the manner, cause, and mechanisms of death.
Medico-legal death investigation
Natural causes of death
Blunt force trauma
Sharp force injuries
Environmental causes of
death such as: fire, carbon monoxide, drowning, hypothermia, etc.
EXTRA TOPICS – MAY
Related topics at
the discretion of the instructor.