Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: Cristoforo POMARA

Required Prerequisites

Preparatory subjects as per the didactic regulations

Textbook Information

Medicina legale e delle assicurazioni II edizione, Norelli-Buccelli-Fineschi, Piccin editore


J. Butler. Foundamental    of       forensic DNA typing. 2009, AP.

Learning Assessment

Learning Assessment Procedures

The test consists of an interview in which n. 3 questions concerning at least n. 3 different topics of the program (eg one on forensic pathology, one related to the medico-legal regulatory aspects, one on topics of genetics or forensic toxicology). The test allows to verify: i) the level of basic knowledge of the key principles of forensic medicine; ii) the ability to apply this knowledge to solve specific problems inherent in the fields of forensic medicine (problem-solving with independent judgment); iii) clarity of presentation; iv) the property of medical-scientific language.

For the attribution of the final grade, the following parameters will be taken into account:

Grade 29-30 with honours: the student has an in-depth knowledge of the main pathological entities, can promptly and correctly integrate and critically analyze the situations presented, autonomously solving even highly complex diagnostic problems; has excellent communication skills and master medical-scientific and anatomopathological language.

Grade 26-28: the student has a good knowledge of the main pathological entities, is able to integrate and analyze the situations presented in a critical and linear way, is able to solve complex diagnostic problems independently and presents the arguments clearly using language appropriate medical-scientific and anatomical-pathological;

Grade 22-25: the student has a good knowledge of the main pathological entities, even if limited to the main topics; she succeeds in integrating and analyzing in a critical but not always linear way the situations presented and she exposes the arguments quite clearly with a discrete property of language;

Grade 18-21: the student has minimal knowledge of the main pathological entities, has a modest ability to integrate and critically analyze the situations presented and expounds the arguments in a sufficiently clear way although the language properties are not very developed;

Failed exam: the student does not have the minimum required knowledge of the main teaching contents. The ability to use specific language is very little or no and is unable to independently apply the knowledge acquired.