Catalog Description: The student will become acquainted with medicolegal death investigation by participating in daily meetings, attending autopsies, and discussing the certification of death as to the cause and manner with the medical examiners. They may also participate in other opportunities, as available, such as going to the scene of death with the civilian investigators and attending attorney meetings or observing courtroom proceedings. The student will be expected to review available literature, including the book Forensic Pathology: Principals and Practice by Dolinak. This course acquaints students with the field of forensic medicine. The student will become familiar with the function of a medical examiner's office in determining the various causes and manners of death that fall under the jurisdiction of such a public official.
|Site Code||Site Name||Notes|
|HC-1000||Hennepin County Office of the Medical Examiner|
Required session attendance:
Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F, 7:30am-4:00pm with a 7:00am start on the first day. No night or weekend assignments.
Direct patient care: Yes
Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling
Grading Scale: H/E/S/N
Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed
Course equivalency: Does not apply