CORONIAL LAW AND FORENSICS

LCR3CLF

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the theories, practices and procedures of coronial law and forensic medicine in Australia. It will investigate the distinctive roles played by the coroner, forensic pathologist, police officer and medical practitioner during the death investigation process. It will also analyse how coronial institutions can be reformed to produce optimal outcomes for society. Students may explore topics such as coronial architecture and mortuary spaces, the relationship between postmortem examinations and organ donation and coronial inquests on deaths in custody.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LAW2DDL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate legal and policy problems using appropriate doctrine in coronial law, forensic medicine and/or academic scholarship

Activities:
Online Group Exercises Take Home Exam Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

02. Identify, use and appraise research material relevant to the operation and reform of coronial law and forensic medicine

Activities:
Online Group Exercises Take Home Exam Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

03. Critically analyse historical, social, ethical, religious and cultural implications of coronial law and forensic medicine

Activities:
Online Group Exercises Take Home Exam Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

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