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DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY

 

Anatomy 420

Forensic Pathology
Anatomy 420 Syllabus

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
email: wxb4@po.cwru.edu


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 of death
Time of death and decomposition
Identification
Forensic osteology and dentistry
Natural disease
Cardiac disease
Blunt force trauma
CNS trauma
Sharp force injury
Introduction to firearms
Gunshot wounds
Asphyxia
Environmental deaths
Burns and explosions
Electrical injuries
Transportation deaths
Torture, jail, and war
Occupational deaths
Sexually related deaths
Alcohol
Crime lab
Pharmacology
Child abuse
Testifying in court
Prosecution
Microscopic forensic pathology
Tattoos
Body modification
Sam Sheppard
Cleveland Crime
Terrorism