FOR 440

Forensic Pathology

Academic Year Semester Location Online
2017-2018 Fall Main campus No

Level: Undergraduate

Credits: 3

Lab Fee: None

Pre-requisites: SCI 130

This forensic pathology course is designed to introduce to students those aspects involved with the determination of the cause of death or injury to a victim. The course discusses the procedures necessary to identify the victim, and the mechanism and manner of death, from natural causes to accidental, suicide and homicide. It also discusses the collection and evaluation of biological evidence surrounding the death, including environmental and toxicological impacts. Finally, the course discusses the medico-legal responsibilities and expert testimony concerning the death.