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Criminal and Procedural Law

Forensic Medicine (LCR4801)

  • General structure and working of the body
  • Circulation of the blood
  • Respiration
  • Diagnosis and early signs of death
  • Phenomena that occur after death
  • Identity
  • Poisoning; carbon monoxide; alcohol
  • General, non-specific manifestations perceived in dead bodies
  • Anoxias
  • Wounds
  • Head injuries
  • Firearm injuries
  • Paediatric forensic medicine
  • Sexual offences
  • Abortion: Physical agents as a cause of injury
  • This course is of great practical value to lawyers who handled personal -injury litigation of criminal cases

The course is presented by the following lecturer:

Dr IAJ Loftus
Mr LC Coetzee

Study Guide for LCR4801


  • Introduction
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology
  • Post - Motem changes
  • Identification
  • General Traumatology
  • Complications of Trauma
  • Head Injuries
  • Asphyxia
  • Firearm Injuries
  • Thermal, Electrical, Atmospheric Pressure and Radiation Associated Deaths
  • Toxicology and Alcohol
  • Pregnancy - Associated Deaths
  • Paediatric Forensic Pathology
  • Sexual Offences