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Course, academic year 2014/2015
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Forensic Medicine - CVSE5P0063
Title in English: Soudní lékařství
Guaranteed by: Department of Forensic Medicine (12-USOL)
Faculty: Third Faculty of Medicine
Actual: from 2014 to 2014
Semester: both
Points: 1
E-Credits: 1
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 0/24 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech, English
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: MUDr. Jiří Hladík
Classification: Medicine > Clinical Disciplines
Annotation -
Last update: Petra Wágnerová (21.09.2015)
Forensic Medicine Course Learning objectives: By the end of the module students should have knowledge about: 1) forensic traumatology ? road traffic injuries, blunt injuries, incised injuries, missile injuries, suffocation and asphyxia, heat injury, electrical fatalities, barotrauma. 2) forensic toxicology ? poisoning, drug abuse. 3) medico-legal aspects of sexual offences, physical abuse, abortion 4) the ethics of medical practice ? duties of physicians, medical confidentiality, consent to medical treatment 5) medical malpractice ? medical negligence, professional misconduct
Aim of the course -
Last update: Petra Wágnerová (21.09.2015)

Aim of study
- to get acquainted with forensic sciences and especially forensic medicine in general.
- to get basic knowledge of procedures that are needed in the examination of dead body.
- to get basic knowledge of the causes and mrchanisms of sudden and violent death.
- to get acquainted with medical jurisprudence in the Czech Republic and medical ethics in general.
- to get acquainted with basic larathory methods - forensic serology, forensic toxicology.

Literature -
Last update: Petra Wágnerová (21.09.2015)

B. Knight, 1997 or later: Simpson´s Forensic Medicine, 11th ed. by Arnold
B. Knight, 1991 or later: Forensic Pathology, ed. by Arnold

Teaching methods -
Last update: Petra Wágnerová (21.09.2015)

Except this curriculum students attend autopsies and demonstration

of pathologic and traumatic findings in the autopsy room.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Petra Wágnerová (21.09.2015)

Elements qualifying for credit.

- attendance at 100 % of lectures and seminars is required.
A student may be required to do additional work to compensate for absence (whatever the reason for the absence) and to demonstrate that there has been coverage of the materials and skills which that lecture was designed to address.

Examinations in:

Fakultní nemocnice Královské Vinohrady, pavilon CH, 2. patro,

Department of forensic medicine

Secretary department of forensic medicine:

Petra Wágnerová

Tel: 267 16 25 05

e-mail:  nebo


Syllabus -
Last update: Petra Wágnerová (21.09.2015)

1. Blunt injuries - Abrasions, bruises, contusions. Lacerated wounds. Head injuries. Road
traffic injuries.
2. Incised wounds - Hacking injuries. Punctured wounds. Complications. Vital signs.
3. Firearm wounds - Entry wound. Exit wound.Shot channel. Electrical injuries. Death
caused through contact with electrical conductors. Death caused by
lightning stroke. Exposure to high and low temperature.
4. Death by suffocation - Throttling. Strangulation. Hanging. External occlusion of air.
External compression on the chest and abdominal walls. Choking
by foreign body. Drowning.
5. Toxicology - Alcohol and road traffic accidents.

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