Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Public Health - MEDICINA LEGALE (2016/2017)

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Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff
Lezioni di Medicina Legale 2.5 Lezioni 2° semestre 1°- 5° anno Domenico De Leo
Aldo Eliano Polettini
Franco Tagliaro
Seminari di Medicina Legale [Gruppo Prof. De Leo] 0.5 Lezioni 2° semestre 1°- 5° anno Domenico De Leo
Seminari di Medicina Legale [Gruppo Prof. Tagliaro] 0.5 Lezioni 2° semestre 1°- 5° anno Franco Tagliaro


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Learning outcomes

The general educational goals of the course are planned to cover principles, methods, tools and functions of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.
In this vision, all the major subjects of Community Medicine are discussed, including public health, occupational health, ethics, deontology and legal and forensic medicine.
The course aims at offering to the students adequate knowledge of management, organization, and practice in different medical activities, such health care, prevention, individual and environmental risk assessment and management, measurement of assistance quality, health service organisation, cost evaluation of health service, diagnosis of occupational diseases, environmental and biological monitoring of occupational risks, psychological and ergonomic assessment of work conditions, legal medicine, ethics, forensic pathology, forensic toxicology, insurance medicine, medical deontology.


Basics of Criminal and Civil Law
Nexus of material causality
Survey coroner and judicial autopsy
Cause injury: blunt, to stab, gunshot
forensic toxicology
Crimes against individual safety: Personal injury
Crimes against life: murder and infanticide, crimes related to suicide, "euthanasia"
special laws: L.194 / 78; L.66 / 96
The national health service and the social protection system
Work injury and occupational disease.
Foundations and justification of medical procedures
professional ethics
The obligatory health treatment
Investigation of death
Organ transplants
Disclosure of the doctor: report and reporting the crime.
Certificates and medical records
Professional secret
Family law: filiation and ascertainment of paternity
personal identification
The medical professional liability
The concept of harm to the person

Assessment methods and criteria

Written tests in the form of questions with multiple answers and oral integration. All written or oral questions are related to the topics discussed during the lectures in order to understand if the students have read the suggested books and learn the main aspects related to Hygiene. Legal Medicine and Occupational Medicine.

Reference books
Activity Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Lezioni di Medicina Legale R. Froldi Lezioni di Tossicologia Forense Giappichelli 2011 Consigliato solo a chi è particolarmente interessato alla materia
Seminari di Medicina Legale Medicina legale Appunti delle lezioni  
Seminari di Medicina Legale D. DE LEO, M. ORRICO Lezioni di Medicina Giuridica ad uso degli studenti della Facoltà di Giurisprudenza Edizioni Libreria Cortina 2006
Seminari di Medicina Legale A. Cazzaniga, C.M. Cattabeni, R. Luvoni, R. Zoja Compendio di Medicina Legale e delle Assicurazioni (Edizione 13) UTET Giuridica 2015
Seminari di Medicina Legale R. Froldi Lezioni di Tossicologia Forense Giappichelli 2011
Seminari di Medicina Legale Macchiarelli L, Feola T Medicina Legale (Edizione 2) Edizioni Minerva Medica, Torino 2005


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