units

FOR4002

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitVictorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
OfferedSouthbank Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor David Wells

Quota applies

This unit is quota restricted. Selection is on a first-in, first enrolled basis. For further information please contact the Postgraduate Course Administrator via email postgrad.courses@vifm.org or phone 03 9684 4115.

Synopsis

The unit focuses on the issues surrounding the interpretation of injuries. Areas include the pathophysiology of injuries with particular reference to the anatomical, physiological and pathological principles; injury classification; documentation including forensic photography; injury patterns and circumstances of causation. Students will be expected to participate with clinical and post mortem cases.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit the student will be expected to:

  1. display an understanding of the pathophysiology of injuries;
  2. show familiarity with the factors limiting accurate injury interpretation;
  3. interpret the forces producing injuries;
  4. apply the principles of forensic photography;
  5. demonstrate a detailed understanding of the classification of injuries;
  6. be able to accurately document injuries;
  7. analyse and interpret mechanisms and circumstances by which the injuries were sustained.

Assessment

1. Case Studies (45%)
2. Case Report (20%)
3. Institute Program (20%)
4. Online Case Discussions (15%)

Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

Compulsory 2 day workshop

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