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Classification of Injuries FMT

Classification of Injuries FMT

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Published by: khadzx on Sep 26, 2010
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Forensic medicineForensic medicine
Classification of injuriesClassification of injuriesDr David ChumbaDr David ChumbaMBcHB, MMED (humanMBcHB, MMED (humanpathology), Dip. FOR Pathpathology), Dip. FOR Path
 ± ±WoundsWounds ± ±Asphyxia Asphyxia ± ±Thermal, electrical and radiation injuriesThermal, electrical and radiation injuries ± ±Firearm and explosion injuriesFirearm and explosion injuries ± ±Transportation injuriesTransportation injuries
Clinical forensic medicineClinical forensic medicine
 ± ±Domestic violenceDomestic violence ± ±Sexual offencesSexual offences ± ±Medicolegal aspects of drugs and poisons including alcoholMedicolegal aspects of drugs and poisons including alcohol ± ±Torture and custody related deathsTorture and custody related deaths
Forensic pathologyForensic pathology
 ± ±Examination of the scene of deathExamination of the scene of death ± ±Autopsy Autopsy ± ±Death and post mortem changesDeath and post mortem changes ± ±Sudden un expected deathsSudden un expected deaths ± ±Human identificationHuman identification ± ±Mass disastersMass disasters ± ±Forensic odontologyForensic odontology
Definitions: An injury is damage to the bodyDefinitions: An injury is damage to the bodycaused by application of force (violence). Acaused by application of force (violence). Awound occurs when the force applied to thewound occurs when the force applied to thebody is greater than body¶s ability to absorbbody is greater than body¶s ability to absorbsafelysafelyInjury may be due to mechanical, chemical or Injury may be due to mechanical, chemical or physical factorsphysical factors

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