Forensic Approaches to Blunt Force and Firearm Injuries

Course Number: BMSC X465.1


2 units

This course examines injuries incurred from vehicular trauma, stabbings and firearms and other assaults. Emphasis is on recognition and preservation of vital forensic evidence from the victim and within the hospital or emergency department. The principles of injury mechanics and ballistics are illustrated with laboratory findings and case studies of victims. Common omissions and errors in injury assessment and death investigation are discussed.

Available Sections

Starting May 5


Starting May 5

Course Fees

$445 Early Bird Discount ends on Apr 29
$495 after Apr 29


Thomas Collins [ bio ]

close [x] TThomas M. Collins, M.A., RN, Clinical Nurse III, Cardiac Electrophysiology, UCSD Health System, San Diego, has worked in a crime lab and assisted in collecting evidence at over 30 homicide and major crime scenes. He has documented and collected evidence from the body during autopsy, and also has significant experience in forensic anthropology techniques, including burial recovery and obtaining bone specimens from human remains too decomposed for identification through routine methods.


May 5 - Jun 17, 2018


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Section Notes:

Special Refund Policy “B” applies.


"Color Atlas of Forensic Medicine & Pathology"
Charles Catanese
ISBN: 9781466585911

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