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Forensic Pathology - EA0108120
Title: Forensic Pathology
Guaranteed by: Ústav soudního lékařství (14-120)
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
Points: 3
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/1, C+Ex [DS]
Extent per academic year: 14 [hours]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: not taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: deregister from the exam date if a requisite was not fulfilled
Guarantor: MUDr. et MUDr. Miroslav Dvořák
Co-requisite : {Interní propedeutika pro 3. ročník angl.vseob}, {Interna pro 3. ročník angl.vseob}, EA0105084, EA0105085, EA0106013, EA0106014, EA0106015, EA0106113
Interchangeability : EAP0104120
Is co-requisite for: EA0110032
Is interchangeable with: EAP0104120
Annotation -
Last update: LEBA (09.02.2006)
The autopsy: External and Internal
Examination of the scene of death.
The pathology of wounds
Poisoning deaths.
Literature - Czech
Last update: Jaroslava Hanzlová (21.02.2018)

Kvapilová H.: Soudní lékarství pro právníky, Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Cenek 1999
Dvorák M. a kol.: Úvod do soudnělékarské problematiky zdravotnického a trestního práva pro studenty lékarské fakulty, Praha, Karolinum 1996
Knight B.: Simpson s Forensic Medicine, London 1991
Kol. autoru: Soudní lékarství. Praha Grada 1999
Bouška I. a kol. : Soudní lékarství. Praha Karolinum 2002

Requirements to the exam
Last update: Jaroslava Hanzlová (21.02.2022)

Forensic Pathology – Exam Questions




Last update: Jaroslava Hanzlová (21.06.2022)



Dates for the exam in Forensic Pathology will be opened for the following periods:

from 22nd to 25th August and from 29th August to 1st September 2022.

Electronic registration on SIS will start two weeks before the listed dates.


Important Notification: No more dates will be open for the examination in Forensic Pathology after 15th June – MUDr. Dvořák is the only examiner and will be out of the department. Students who do not apply for any opened date until 15th June can only be examined in late July or in September.

Plzeň 27. 5. 2022


Pre-terms for the exam in Forensic Pathology will be as follows:


Friday 13th May - at 3 p.m. 4 students, at 4 p.m. 4 students


Wednesday 18th May – at 4 p.m. 4 students, at 5 p.m. 4 students


Friday 20th May – at 3 p.m. 4 students, at 4 p.m. 4 students


The exams in Forensic Pathology on 13th, 18th and 20th May will take place in Šafránkův pavilon (ŠAF A).


Further exam terms (time span from 23rd May to 17th June) will appear on SIS on Monday 16th May.

The location of exams held between 23rd May and 17th June depends on the availability of seminar rooms. – It will be announced later.


9. 5. 2022 MUDr. Miroslav Dvořák


Pre-terms for the exam in Forensic Pathology will be as follows:


Friday 13th May - at 3 p.m. 4 students, at 4 p.m. 4 students


Wednesday 18th May – at 3 p.m. 4 students, at 4 p.m. 4 students


Friday 20th May – at 3 p.m. 4 students, at 4 p.m. 4 students


On Monday 9th May, it will be possible to register for the above-mentioned dates on SIS, where you will also find information about the place of the exam.


Further terms for the exam (time span from 23rd May to 17th June) will appear on SIS on Monday 16th May.

 6. 5. 2022

MUDr. Miroslav Dvořák




Forensic Pathology

Year IV – General Medicine

Summer semester of the academic year 2021/2022



Lecturer:              MUDr. et MUDr. Miroslav Dvořák           

Examiners:          MUDr. et MUDr. Miroslav Dvořák, MUDr. Jitka Pažinová

Contact with the lecturer / examiner in written form only - email address:



Study materials for the course / examination:

(1)   Lectures recorded in MP4 format and uploaded on MOODLE

(2)   Textbook  Simpson´s Forensic Medicine, 13th edition, 2011 - Only chapters dealing with the topics of lectures and exam questions.

             Available at the faculty library or online, e.g. under the following link:  




Lectures / Seminars:

Due to the high number of covid cases and the fact that the Department of Forensic Pathology - in general - deals with infectious diseases, the lectures/seminars will take place online. All lectures/seminars will be uploaded on MOODLE, where you can replay them at any time during the semester:


1.      Forensic pathology; The appearance of the body after death; Identification of the dead

2.      Blunt-force injury (including a separate presentation on Bitemark); Sharp-force injury    

3.      Pediatric forensic pathology  (SIDS, CAN, SBS)

4.      Compression of the neck; Drowning

5.      Road traffic injuries    

6.      Handgun wounds

7.      Electrical injury; Death from lightning; Injury caused by heat and cold; Carbon monoxide poisoning; Alcohol-related death


Forensic Pathology – Examination

 Year IV – General Medicine

 Summer semester of the academic year 2021/2022


Examination / credit – dates will be announced later (have to be coordinated with classes for Czech students and the overall schedule).

The examination is oral, there is no test. You will be assigned two questions (see List of examination questions below) and get time to prepare the answers. During the examination, you will also be awarded the credit.


Exam questions:


  1. The appearance of the body after death
  2. Identification of the dead
  3. Blunt-force injury
  4. Sharp-force injury
  5. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
  6. Child assault – physical abuse (CAN)
  7. Shaken baby syndrome (SBS)
  8.  Lethal gunshot injuries – handgun wounds
  9.  Compression of the neck – hanging
  10.  Compression of the neck– ligature strangulation
  11.  Compression of the neck– manual strangulation
  12.  Drowning
  13.  Forensic toxicology – carbon monoxide poisoning
  14.  Forensic alcohology – alcohol-related death 
  15.  Thermal injury caused by heat/hyperthermia
  16.  Thermal injury caused by cold/hypothermia
  17.  Electrical injury, death from lightning
  18.  Road traffic injuries – pedestrians
  19.  Road traffic injuries – car occupants





Miroslav Dvorak 

Head of Department


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