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					.- Forensic Medicine
PROF. CRISTIANO BARBIERI

COURSE AIMS

   The course is designed to provide students with a solid grounding in technical
knowledge of specific interest to legal practice.

COURSE CONTENT

-   Aspects of General Legal Medicine: definitions and various branches of the
    subject, forms of legal medicine, medico-legal methodology, the issue of causal
    nexus in legal terms within various medico-legal contexts.
-   Aspects of Criminal Legal Medicine: medico-legal diagnosis in relation to
    assault, personal injuries, homicide, suicide, infanticide; health
    treatment/checks; crimes against the sanctity of the dead; the medical
    examiner’s professional responsibility; legal aspects connected with clinical
    records, certifications, reports, complaints and professional confidentiality.
-   Aspects of Civil Legal Medicine: technical assessment of biological damages.
-   Aspects of Ecclesiastical Legal Medicine: medical examination in cases of
    impotency, sterility and physical incapacity in church marriages as well as
    other types of medico-legal findings required by canon law.
-   Aspects of Professional Liability: malpractice and some ethical aspects
    regarding medical records, certificates, complaints and medical reports.
-   Aspects of Necroscopic Medicine: diagnosing death; judicial aims of
    inspecting crime scene and post-mortem.
-   Aspects of Genetic Forensics: problems associated with the identification of
    biological traces and DNA test.
-   Aspects of Toxicological Forensics: problems associated with toxicological-
    forensic analyses of alcohol and drugs.
-   Aspects of Sexual Forensics: medical-legal issues connected with laws on
    voluntary abortion, medically assisted reproduction, sexual violence, mutilation
    of female genitals, gender assessment.
-   Aspects of Psycho-pathological Forensics: psychiatric examinations in
    criminal law on the perpetrator of a crime (imputability, threat to society,
    assessment of whether person is triable) and victim (circumventing non-
    triability, assessing whether adults or minors are capable of giving evidence);
    psychiatric examinations in civil law (disability/inability/guardian; psychic
    impairment; natural incapacity; contractual incapacity; incapacity to give
    evidence).
-   Aspects of Forensic Medicine: Forensic narratology (narrative plots in reports
    and rulings) and Clinical Forensics (parricide, filicide, uxoricide, homicide-
    suicide, maltreatment of old people and minors, mobbing, stalking, sexual
    offences and crimes of passion, serial killings.

READING LIST

F. DE FERRARI-L. PALMIERI, Manuale di Medicina Legale, Giuffrè, Milano, 2007.
A. VERDE-C. BARBIERI (a cura di), Narrative del male. Dalla vita alla fiction, dalla fiction alla vita,
    Franco Angeli, Milano, 2010.
Further reading material will be handed out to students by the lecturer.

TEACHING METHOD
    Lectures.

ASSESSMENT METHOD
    Oral examination.

NOTES
    Further information can be found on the lecturer's webpage                                      at
http://www2.unicatt.it/unicattolica/docenti/index.html or on the Faculty notice board.

				
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