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Death Investigation FOSC 2033

3 Credits

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0
Pre-requisite(s): FOSC 1206 with a C or better
Co-requisite(s): None

This course examines the fundamentals of a medicolegal death investigation, the operation of death investigation system and the role of the death investigator. Procedures required to assist the medical examiner/ coroner in determining the deceased persons cause and manner of death are discussed. Additional topics include autopsy technique, sudden and unexpected death, natural death, specific wound and injury characteristics, and child death.


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