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Forensic Medicine


-:- The practice of forensic medicine
-:- Cause of death
-:- The primary cause of death
-:- The inquest
-:- Violence and causes of death in country

Basic anatomy and physiology

-:- General structure and working of the body
-:- The skeleton
-:- The muscles
-:- The nervous system
-:- Contents of the cavities of the chest and abdomen
-:- The skin
-:- The working of the body
-:- The digestion stage
-:- Use of foods and oxygen in the body
-:- Excretion of waste matter
-:- Circulation of the blood
-:- The blood vessels - Circulation of the blood
-:- The heart - Circulation of the blood
-:- The portal circulation - Circulation of the blood
-:- Valves of the heart - Circulation of the blood
-:- The pulse
-:- Bleeding from arteries and veins
-:- Respiration

Post mortem changes

-:- Post-mortem changes
-:- Early post-mortem changes
-:- Late post-mortem changes
-:- Relevant topics - Post-mortem changes


-:- Forensic Medicine: Identification
-:- Forensic Medicine: Age determination
-:- Determination of sex
-:- Determining height
-:- Determining ethnic type (race)
-:- Personal identity - Forensic Medicine
-:- Molecular biology - Forensic Medicine
-:- Case studies: Comparison of skulls and photographs

General traumatology

-:- Definition of trauma
-:- Types of trauma
-:- Mechanical trauma
-:- Classification of mechanical trauma
-:- Description of wounds
-:- Dating of wounds

Complications of trauma

-:- Shock
-:- Embolism
-:- Pneumothorax

Head injuries

-:- Head injuries
-:- Classification of head injuries
-:- Types of head injuries


-:- Anoxia/hypoxia
-:- Classification of asphyxic deaths
-:- 'Classical' signs of asphyxia
-:- Causes of asphyxic death: Suffocation
-:- Causes of asphyxic death: Smothering
-:- Causes of asphyxic death: Choking
-:- Causes of asphyxic death: Restriction of respiratory movements
-:- Causes of asphyxic death: Deaths due to pressure on the neck
-:- Causes of asphyxic death: Hanging
-:- Causes of asphyxic death: Auto-erotic deaths
-:- Causes of asphyxic death: Drowning

Firearm injuries

-:- Firearm injuries
-:- Pathophysiology of gunshot wounds and wound ballistics
-:- Examination of the body
-:- Cutaneous (skin) entrance wounds caused by rifled firearms
-:- Cutaneous gunshot exit wounds caused by rifled firearms
-:- Gunshot wounds caused by smooth-bore firearms (shotguns)
-:- Injury by rubber and plastic bullets
-:- Industrial nail guns
-:- Blank cartridge injuries
-:- Accident, suicide or homicide?

Thermal electrical atmospheric pressure and radiation associated deaths

-:- Deaths caused by abnormal temperatures
-:- Deaths caused by electricity
-:- Death due to radiation
-:- Diseases due to atmospheric pressure

Toxicology and alcohol

-:- Toxicology and alcohol
-:- Toxicology in general
-:- Carbon-monoxide poisoning
-:- Alcohol
-:- Production of alcohol
-:- Pharmacodynamics of alcohol
-:- Alcohol-level analysis
-:- Alcohol: Calculations
-:- Alcohol: Pharmacological effect
-:- The role of alcohol in unnatural deaths

Pregnancy associated deaths

-:- Causes of maternal death

Paediatric forensic pathology

-:- Paediatric forensic pathology
-:- Infanticide and concealment of birth
-:- The battered-baby syndrome (Caffey's syndrome or non-accidental injury syndrome)
-:- Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS or Cot death)

Sexual offences

-:- Rape
-:- Sexually transmitted diseases
-:- Interpretation of clinical findings
-:- Sodomy (buggery; anal intercourse)