session 8

Autopsies, Forensic Pathology, and Medical Examiners: This Is Not TV

Tuesdays, March 14, 21, 28; April 4
2-4 p.m.
Medical Education and Research Facility, Room 1117
375 Newton Road, Iowa City
Registration Deadline: March 7
Class Limit: 50

The course is a broad overview of autopsy pathology, forensic pathology, and medicolegal death investigation. We will discuss history, current practice, and, especially, the current value of the autopsy. Topics will include basic concepts of the autopsy as a medical/surgical procedure, the usefulness of autopsy information to families and other interest groups, fundamentals of the work of medical examiners and coroners, and the "virtual autopsy." Prospective attendees should know that images of deceased individuals and diseases/injuries will be used for teaching purposes. All images will be anonymized and will be discussed in a respectful manner.

INSTRUCTOR: Marcus Nashelsky is a forensic pathologist and medical examiner with practice experience in several states. He has been a University of Iowa Department of Pathology faculty member since 2003, with most of his work as medical director of the UIHC Decedent Care Center and the Johnson County Medical Examiner.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact us at 319-335-3294 or 800-469-2586.

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