Medical disciplines - MEDICINA LEGALE (2010/2011)

Course code
4S02535
Name of lecturer
Aldo Eliano Polettini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
3
Academic sector
MED/43 - FORENSIC MEDICINE
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
2° periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2011, 2° periodo di lezioni - febbraio/aprile 2011

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Lesson timetable

2° periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2011

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2° periodo di lezioni - febbraio/aprile 2011

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Learning outcomes

To illustrate the fundamentals of Legal Medicine and Forensic Toxicology, with reference to the general and specific codes and laws pertaining to these disciplines.
To illustrate possibilities and limits of forensic sciences in providing correct responses to judicial and legal problems.

Syllabus

1. Elements of Insurance Social Medicine (work accidents and professional diseases)
2. Estimating responsibilities and civil damage in legal actions against the employer
3. Forensic Toxicology: definitions, scopes and objectives
4. Relevant Laws and Codes: Penal Code, Drugs of Abuse Law, Road Traffic Code, Anti-doping Law
5. Poisons: definitions, the concept of dose, administration routes, absorption, distribution and elimination of xenobiotics
6. Analytical-Toxicological investigations in the forensic setting: guidelines, setting-up of laboratory analyses, screening and confirmation tests
7. Quality in forensic toxicology: concepts of chain of custody, revision analysis, repeatability/non repeatability of a test, privacy, tutelage of the secret of pre-trial investigations, analytical method validation, analytica results validation.

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