Required textbook: Spitz and Fisher's Medicolegal Investigation of Death,
Spitz W.,ed. Thomas, Springfield 3
Instructor:William Z. Bligh-Glover M.D.
Department of Anatomy
Lake County Forensic Pathologist
Tel: (440) 350-2789, (440) 354-2400 x 1071
This course includes
assigned readings, guest speakers, labs, field trips and
class discussion. A detailed syllabus with dates
and locations will be available at the first class.
Students will be evaluated on class participation, midterm examination and final examination scores.
Topics covered include:
Cause, mechanism, and manner
Time of death and decomposition
Forensic osteology and dentistry
Blunt force trauma
Sharp force injury
Introduction to firearms
Burns and explosions
Torture, jail, and war
Sexually related deaths
Microscopic forensic pathology