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GI02105802, A.A. 2013/14

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Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
GI0270, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2013/14
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Degree course track GENERICO - SEDE DI PADOVA [999PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination FORENSIC MEDICINE
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Public, International and Community Law
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge DANIELE RODRIGUEZ

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines MED/43 Legal Medicine 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year Student choice
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 03/03/2014
End of activities 14/06/2014
Show course schedule 2020/21 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
12 A.A. 2019/20 sede di Padova 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 CAENAZZO LUCIANA (Presidente)
APRILE ANNA (Membro Effettivo)
TOZZO PAMELA (Membro Effettivo)
11 A.A. 2018/19 sede di Padova 11/10/2018 30/09/2019 CAENAZZO LUCIANA (Presidente)
APRILE ANNA (Membro Effettivo)
RODRIGUEZ DANIELE (Membro Effettivo)
TOZZO PAMELA (Supplente)
10 A.A. 2017/18 sede di Padova 02/10/2017 30/09/2018 CAENAZZO LUCIANA (Presidente)
APRILE ANNA (Membro Effettivo)
RODRIGUEZ DANIELE (Membro Effettivo)
TOZZO PAMELA (Supplente)
8 A.A. 2016/17 sede di Padova 03/10/2016 30/09/2017 CAENAZZO LUCIANA (Presidente)
APRILE ANNA (Membro Effettivo)
RODRIGUEZ DANIELE (Membro Effettivo)
TOZZO PAMELA (Supplente)
6 A.A. 2015/16 sede di Padova 01/10/2015 30/09/2016 RODRIGUEZ DANIELE (Presidente)
APRILE ANNA (Membro Effettivo)
CAENAZZO LUCIANA (Membro Effettivo)
4 A.A. 2014/15 sede di Padova 01/10/2014 30/09/2015 RODRIGUEZ DANIELE (Presidente)
APRILE ANNA (Membro Effettivo)
CAENAZZO LUCIANA (Membro Effettivo)
2 A.A. 2013/14 sede Padova 04/12/2013 30/09/2014 RODRIGUEZ DANIELE (Presidente)
APRILE ANNA (Membro Effettivo)
CAENAZZO LUCIANA (Membro Effettivo)
1 A.A. 2013/14 sede Treviso 24/10/2013 30/09/2014 CAENAZZO LUCIANA (Presidente)
APRILE ANNA (Membro Effettivo)
BENCIOLINI PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: It is necessary to pass the exam of Criminal Law 1 and an adequate legal training with particular reference to criminal law, civil law and labor law.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to provide the conceptual and methodological tools to address issues of collaboration between lawyers and physicians under the dual perspective of medical-legal and medical-forensic
Examination methods: Written
Course unit contents: Introduction to the knowledge of forensic medicine, with particular attention to the meaning and methodology of medical-biological act in the legal field. Illustration and analysis of some of the issues contained in the exam program. Favorite topics are those characterized by particular interest and / or actuality, including the most recent legislative changes.
The damage to the person of forensic relevance.
The damage in penal law:
- Offences against the person (with particular reference to issues relating to forensic crime of murder, consensual, incitement to suicide, infanticide, beatings, injury, sexual violence).
- Maltreatment.
- Crimes of abortion.
The damage in the civil law:
- The biological damage, (including the civil law responsibility).

The causality in legal medicine.

The subject’s capacity in legal medicine in penal and civil law. The Italian law on the support administrator.

The Italian law on social protection of motherhood and the voluntary interruption of pregnancy.

The Italian law on medically assisted fertilization.
Accidents at work and occupational diseases .

Aspects of the diagnostic assessment in legal medicine:
- Forensic pathology, the role of the forensic medical doctor in the investigation of inspection, detection and chronology of death.
- Aspects on issues related to personal identification and the peculiarities of forensic laboratory.

The professional responsibility of health professionals
- The protection of health.
- The health professions. Lawfulness of the medical treatments. Sterilization, withdrawal of organs; rectification of sex.
- Information in health care.
- Informed consent to medical treatment. The obligatory health treatment. The Advance directives treatment.
- The assessment of the causal relationship for medical acts of commission and acts of omission.
- The evaluation of the professional misconduct.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Each cfu corresponds to a 8 hours frontal lesson (lecture or seminar) to be held in the classroom. Any tutorials will be offered after evaluation of the teacher. In addition tutor activity in charge of the faculty, there are no other specific activities to support teaching. There is no training activities at a distance.
The educational meetings with the teacher not only cover lessons (with discussion of case as examples), the possibility of integrated lessons with other teachers of the Faculty, judges, lawyers, and Bioethics experts, and participation in penal process
Additional notes about suggested reading: The preparation to the exam can be performed using any text of Forensic Medicine with the warning that it is an updated edition considering the arguments of the program.
The teacher can include in the educational meetings topics proposed by students
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • NORELLI, BUCCELLI, FINESCHI, Medicina legale e delle assicurazioni. Padova: Piccin, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • BAIMA BOLLONE, Medicina legale. --: Giappichellli, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo